Tips Tuesday - Beeswax wrap with us in 6 ways
We often hear that decluttering and organizing your space has physical and mental health benefits. As we spend more time at home, especially in the last year and a half during the pandemic, we may have developed a need to organize more than before, or just be completely shocked at the amount of things inside our home (hello, that's us!). We’ve heard it all, that if it doesn’t spark joy, it’s time to say goodbye by KonMari, to when in doubt, organize your things in rainbow hues by The Home Edit. We’ve tried and we’re still trying to maintain the things we’ve accumulated over the years at home.
One way to breaking the cycle of buying more and tossing to declutter is perhaps creating a good habit for yourself by adopting products that are versatile in their uses. It doesn’t mean this one product needs to replace our entire kitchen, or the whole bathroom, but maybe one product that can do a few more than one thing. We have a perfect example of such a product, the beeswax wraps.
Product: Organic Beeswax Wraps
Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to plastic food wraps and keeps your wedge of fruits, cut veggies and your leftovers fresh. They’re so easy to use – rinse with cool water and eco-friendly soap then lay flat to dry in your dish rack. With proper care and regular usage they will last between 6-12 months, and when their life cycle is complete, simply toss in your compost bin!
Sure, they wrap leftover dinners and fruits and veggies slices, but did you know that they have so many other uses? Here are 6 ways we love using them.
How to use beeswax in 6 different ways
- Make a snack bag to take your favourite snacks out with you. Use the warmth of your hands to activate the beeswax stickiness, then fold and press to keep them in shape.
- Unfinished snacks or meals – even though this rarely happens in both of our households (we can’t keep up with the food most of the time), covering with the beeswax wrap will keep its freshness longer.
- Packing lunch or meals on-the-go? Save some space by wrapping the utensils with the beeswax wraps instead of a bulky case.
- Glass straws on-the-go? Try wrapping your favourite reusable straws or bubble tea straws and carry it in your bag. After using it, simply wrap it back until you’re at home to wash it.
- Wrap a whole fruit like an apple on-the-go and simply drop it into your purse or lunch bag to keep it clean. If you’re at a place with no garbage or compost bin, simply place your peels, seeds or cores back in the beeswax until you can toss it properly.
- Wrap your leftover wedges and blocks of fruits and veggies to keep it fresh longer – like this onion
Check out our IG reel this week to see the beeswax wrapping in action. What’s your favourite way to use the beeswax wrap? Share with us in the comment below and let's grow our list together!