Save hotel shower caps to use for bowl lids

Monday, November 10, 2008 2:32
Posted in category Cooking

Have you accumulated multiple shower caps from hotels but you have never used them for anything?  Or wondered what people do with them and have never bothered to take them?  Well, there is a fantastic use for shower caps and it has nothing to do with keeping water off of your hair.

Next time you run out of saran wrap, or you have a bowl you know you will be covering and uncovering a lot over a couple of days and you don’t have a lid for it, just pop one of these plastic shower caps on top for a lid.  The elastic keeps the cap in place over the bowl, and nearly all are clear so you can easily see the contents.  These are also great for using when you need to take a potluck dish and you don’t want to risk losing the cover (I have lots 3 lids at potlucks myself!)

Don’t have a stash from hotel stays?  They are usually very cheap at dollar stores (ie. a dozen for $1 or $2) so you can pick them up there. 

And honestly, does anyone still use these types of shower caps at the hotels anymore, for actually keeping hair dry in the shower?  I haven’t found anyone under the age of about 75!

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2 Responses to “Save hotel shower caps to use for bowl lids”

  1. Jen says:

    November 10th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I love your tip. I have a bunch from our last trip and I was just wondering what the heck to use them for :P.

  2. Marcia Francois, Organising Queen says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I do! I have extremely frizzy hair so it’s a HUGE mission to flat iron it – I do it about once a week so the rest of the time, definitely use a shower cap in the shower :)
    And i like the hotel ones better than real shower caps for some strange reason so I do collect mine 2 – 3 times a year when we travel :)