“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The most amazing & magical tidbit I've learned in nearly ALL of my life! I'm totally stunned...

Have you ever read something and all of a sudden a light goes off in your head? All of a sudden things look differently and brighter and make more sense? You walk a little lighter, sing a sweeter song and see your life in a whole, new light? Well, I'll tell ya. It isn't often I'm totally amazed and at the same time have been handed the solution to a problem I've had ever since I walked into my mother's kitchen to help!

For decades I have literally struggled and prayed and yes, cursed (however, gently) when it was time for me to wrap my leftovers. Begrudgingly I would grab the plastic wrap (Saran Wrap at my house) knowing that my war with this product was to begin again. I'd pull out enough to cover my bowl and then the whole, darned roll would pop out of the carton. In the next moment, what I had pulled out would get all tangled up, sticking to itself like super-glue gone bad. I'd feverishly try to smooth out the mess so I could pull what I needed over the toothed edge to set it free from the cursed roll that had slid off the counter and onto the floor. Sadly, often times the plastic wrap would win and I would plop whatever I could salvage of the way-ward, sticky film over my food and put away the box thinking, "There just HAS to be a better way to do this!"

Well, I am here to tell you that all along...all the time I was struggling...there WAS a better way and it was right before my eyes. Right there. Take a look, right there on each end of that darned box. There are little tabs that, with a little pressure, pop in and hold the roll in place. For crying out loud. I don't know about you, but I never looked and didn't know about that sweet, little addition to the box. It was there all the time, in plain sight, just waiting for me to find it and activate it's magical function...to hold in the roll!

If you are one of the smart ones who knew this all along, "Why didn't you tell me about those tabs so I wouldn't have had to wage war with Saran Wrap and been forced to make a mess for the past...uhm...lots of years?"

If you didn't know, I'm sharing my new knowledge with you, the masses that have suffered with me for decades or maybe just days if you are a new bride. Now, go into your pantry and pop the tabs on your Saran Wrap. Bet you won't be able to wait until tomorrow!


Chari said...

Hi Mimi...

Ohhhh myyyy gosh!!! Okay...after I read your post I went in to check out my roll of Saran Wrap...Girl, I couldn't believe my eyes!!! You are absolutely right and I had no idea that those little tabs were there!!!

I too...am walking a little lighter, singing a little louder, and just all around am more happy!!! Just look what you have started!!! Hehe!!! Thanks for the great tip, my friend!!!

I hit myself on the head (you know, like in the "I could have had a V-8 commercial!)...hehe!!!

Totally awesome...you ROCK, my friend!!!

Vintage Soul said...

I read about this several months ago on Smiling Sally's Blog. She hosts Blue Mondays. Here is the link - http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/search?q=saran+wrap. I didn't know either.Maybe it is one of those things it takes several decades to learn. Thank you for visiting my Pink Saturday post and commenting.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

The Pink Bird House said...

Mimi, you have saved me from many more years of fighting with my own saran wrap over here! I am another victim of "I never knew that". Thanks for sharing this with us, and in a very humorously written way. You had me smiling from start to finish!! I do so very much enjoy visiting your blog!! Take care. Debby

p.s. animals are being abandoned here at a higher rate too and it is so upsetting, but laws here prohibit shelters that kill, so pets are there until they find a new home, and they have many shows on TV that help place the pets in loving homes. It just makes me so sad to think of all the pets that are being given up because people think they can no longer afford them. I would rather eat less and go to the movies one time less (for example), cut back on my own lifestyle then to ever consider giving up my pet. I sometimes just do not understand the world!!

Elyse said...

so funny!!! i actually had thrown my cardboard box away and just have the roll cuz i'd been so fed up. what a LOL!!!

mimi, thank you so much for your heartfelt comments on my essay in romantic homes. i really appreciate it. :)


Chrissie said...

This post was so inspirational. I was thinking to myself, well I bet we won't have those little things on our cling wrap packets over here in Australia and since mine was the cheap budget brand I was thinking I definitely won't. Well,off to the pantry I went to take a look and WOW!!! Now, thanks to you Mimi, my roll of clingwrap is firmly placed in side the cardboard packet secured with the two little thingys. Thank you so much for this :)


Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Mimi, you always have some of the cutest pinks. I love the phone.
Thank you so much for such a sweet comment on my blog, you are too kind. Have a lovely pink weekend.

Michelle said...

I've never noticed any little tabs either. Hmmmm....I'm going to look right now.

I usually just use a big zip lock bag and put the whole bowl inside of it. I can't seem to work with rolled things any more.

Thanks for the tip!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

DUH...I never knew that either! I always seem to prefer to do things the hard way. :)

Candy said...

On the little picture...I found in my family treasures and had never seen it anywhere else. Just curious, not problem.

Loretta said...

Mimi, ours doesn't have those tabs. Wah!!!! But I'm happy that you are happy.