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17 Unbelievable Uses For Shower Caps That Will Make You Want To Start Stocking Up

DECEMBER 7, 2016  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

Whenever I spend the night in a hotel, I take home all the freebies that I can.

Well, since I pay for the room, I guess they're not actually free. Regardless, every tiny bottle of shampoo, conditioner, and even the coffee all make the journey back home with me. While I typically find a use for these hotel freebies, one always has me stumped: the shower cap.

I never mind getting my hair wet when I take a bath or shower, so I don't know why I grab them every time. But now, I'm glad that I do. Just like most other items, the shower cap has several unconventional uses that can make life a whole lot easier. I might have to start asking for extras!

1. Whether you're a teacher or a parent (or both), keep your children's art supplies covered with a cap to avoid a huge mess.

2. When using an electronic device for a recipe in the kitchen, avoid getting food on it by slipping a cap over top.

3. If you're allergic to dirt or dust mites, cover your broom with a shower cap to keep particles from getting stuck in it and ultimately being spread around your home.

4. Keep dust out of your mixer by covering the mixing bowl and your attachments with a cap.

5. Craving a snack but don't have a bowl? Use a shower cap!

6. Prevent your shoes from dirtying up your clean clothes during travel by covering your shoe bottoms with a shower cap.

7. Fill a cap up with distilled vinegar and attach it to your shower head to keep it shiny and clean.

8. Avoid germs and bacteria in your hotel room by covering the TV remote with a shower cap.

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9. Turn colorful shower caps into epic party decorations like these jellyfish.

10. If you get home late from a party and don't feel like taking a shower, wear a cap to bed to avoid getting dirt and grease from your hair on your sheets and pillows.

11. During a picnic, cover your watermelon and other dishes with caps to help keep unwanted things out of your food.

12. If rain is in the forecast, cover your bicycle seat with a shower cap to avoid getting a wet bottom.

13. When housing hanging plants indoors, cover the basket with a shower cap while watering to avoid a mess.

14. Take photographs in the rainiest of weather by covering your camera with a shower cap.

15. If you happen to have a horse that is less than willing to get its hooves wet, try covering them with shower caps.

16. Use a shower cap to easily cover leftovers.

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17. Want luscious curls in a matter of minutes? Use Velcro rollers, a blow-dryer, and a shower cap.

(via One Crazy House)

Who knew something as simple as a shower cap could have so many helpful uses?

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