In the 1800s, people used to shower with what appeared to be dunce caps on their heads.
The shower cap as we know it today wasn't invented until the 1880s. While those were pretty dismal in design, today, we have much prettier ones to keep our hair dry.
But you may be staring at your shower cap, wondering what else you can do with it. After all, you only use it for 10 minutes a day, max.
If you're looking for other ways to use your shower cap, then read on. We'll give you 8 clever ways to utilize it!
1. Shoe Cover
This one's great if you travel a lot. This is especially true if you usually use a duffel bag or backpack that doesn't have compartments and you're afraid of everything touching each other.
The next time you go on a trip, put your shoes into your shower cap and it'll keep them separate from your clean clothes. When you're packing to go home, all you have to do is put them back into the shower cap, even if you've managed to muddy them up.
When you get home, just rinse off the cap, scrub it gently with some warm water and soap, and it'll be as good as new.
2. Plant Pot Cover
Having trouble germinating your seeds? Then a shower cap might just do the trick.
Stretch one over your plant pot and it'll create a tiny greenhouse. It'll keep all the moisture and heat in the pot so your seedlings have what they need to grow up big and strong.
This can also keep your plants safe during times when there's extreme weather, such as a storm or hail.
3. Bicycle Seat Cover
If you're an avid cyclist and it rains often where you live, then you may have to deal with the annoying occurrence of a soggy bottom.
Sure, you can always grab a plastic bag and fasten it to your bike seat, but it looks tacky and, well, trashy.
You can upgrade your baggy bicycle seat cover and use your shower cap instead. Since it's already made to repel water, it makes for a great bike seat cover too! Just fasten it with a rubber band and you're good to go.
If you have a shower cap with a cool design, then it can actually give your bicycle some flair. It'll be easier to find in a crowd of bikes as well!
4. Mixer Bowl Cover
Do you like baking as a hobby but never use your mixing stand? Then your bowl probably is gathering a ton of dust in between uses.
You can ensure this doesn't happen by simply stretching a shower cap across the top. That way, all you have to do is take it off and the bowl will be ready to use, all without you having to rinse it off first!
As far as the shower cap goes, you can just wipe off the outside periodically whenever you're tidying up in the kitchen.
5. Food Bowl Cover for the Outdoors
Eating outside is nice, but it comes with the caveat of pesky flies. You can bring out lids of pots and pans to cover your dishes while nobody's eating from them, but these lids can be very heavy to haul around. It can be even more inconvenient if you're having a picnic at a park and not in your own backyard.
Shower caps can make great food bowl covers since they're lightweight and don't take up much space. Plus, they're reusable, unlike foil or plastic wrap. You'll be doing your part in being eco-conscious.
6. Flooring Protector
Have you ever been outside gardening, then needed to step inside for whatever reason? It's such a pain having to slip off your shoes and either go barefoot indoors or put on your inside shoes.
Get rid of this hassle by placing two shower caps near the door to your yard. When you need to step inside for a brief moment, just slip your feet into the shower caps to walk around inside.
That way, you won't track any dirt or mud inside and you won't have to take your shoes off either.
7. Garment Protector
If you hang your clothes up outside, you may notice a fine layer of dust building up on it over time. Your garments should be already clean since you washed them after you wore them last. So, it may be annoying and a hassle to wash them again before you wear them.
Keep the dust at bay by using shower caps as a garment protector. Cut a hole in the middle of one then slide it over the top of the hanger. Stretch the sides out on the shoulders of your garments and they should be well protected.
8. Wet Swimwear Bag
When you go swimming, you probably have a bunch of stuff in your bag that you don't want to get wet. So after you change out of your wet swimsuit and back into your clothes in the bathroom, where exactly should you put your swimwear?
An easy way to contain your soppy swimwear is to put them in a shower cap. It's a lot smaller than a plastic bag, and the elastic can help contain your swimsuit so it doesn't fall out.
Use Your Shower Cap in All Sorts of Ways
As you can see, this small piece of plastic can come in handy in so many ways. From keeping your hair dry in the shower to promoting seedling growth, your shower cap can serve so many purposes!
So, don't be afraid to put on your thinking cap and get creative. Get your money's worth for that shower cap!
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