This Video Shows You the RIGHT Way to Use Cling Wrap

TikTok is teaching us all how to use cling wrap.

It’s the perfect time to practice a new skill, since we’re spending most of our days at home. Of course, all of the best new skills come from TikTok. By now, you’ve probably mastered whipped coffee and fluffy cloud bread!

That’s not all we can learn from TikTok, though. Users are just now realizing there’s an easier way to use cling wrap—without ripping the whole roll out of the box. Here’s how to make saving leftovers a little simpler.

How Did We Not Know About This?!

Everyone understands the frustration of wrangling cling wrap—aka plastic wrap—when you’re putting away that leftover lasagna from dinner. Luckily, @MattAdlard on TikTok discovered the solution: built-in tabs to keep your cling wrap in place as you pull.

All you have to do is push them in to lock your cling wrap in place, and voila! No more after-dinner scrapping with your plastic wrap.

@mattadlardIt took me 25 years to realise those! ##cooking ##baking ##hack ##lifehack ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ Yummy – Justin Bieber

When I saw this hack, I ran straight to my kitchen to check for push tabs, and sure enough, there they were. This is actually the standard for plastic wrap brands, so the roll in your kitchen is likely to feature the same thing. And don’t feel bad; it took Matt twenty five years to find a solution. Put your brand-new skills to work with these unexpected ways to use plastic wrap!

Give These Other TikTok Tricks a Try

TikTok doesn’t stop at cling wrap when it comes to great kitchen hacks. We’ve also learned how to properly fill an ice cube tray (yup, those flat spots have a purpose), how to get grease out of wooden utensils and how to use a strainer the right way. TikTok is reinventing what we know about the kitchen, and we can’t wait to put these hacks in practice. (And don’t be afraid to share your own TikTok hacks with us—we’re always looking to learn!)

Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.