Have you ever noticed this?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Have you ever noticed this little notch on the ends of your wrap boxes?  Did you know what it was for?

Wraps have a handy notch - did you know?

                                                                                                                                                        One of my pet peeves years ago was trying to pull some wrap out of the box and having the whole roll come out, so it was useless to try to pull the right length and then use the cutter.

If you have experienced this and you haven't paid any attention to the box end, take another look.  The purpose of that notch, which must be punched out, is to keep the roll from coming out when you pull on the wrap, and to steady the roll when you want to use the cutter so you can get a nice clean cut.

  Wraps have a handy notch - did you know?I've known about this for a long time, but I was helping a friend wrap some leftovers and she asked, "How do you do that so easily?  I can never make it work right."  I showed her the notch, and she was flabbergasted.  "You mean that has always been there and I never noticed it?"

Yep!

I figured some other people might have missed it too.  Although I found it several years ago, I have no idea how long it was there before I discovered it.

How about you?


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Susan Neal
Broker / Realtor

Susan Neal Fine Properties

Century 21 Noel David Realty
Fair Oaks, California

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I work hard to give my buyer or seller a low-stress transaction.

"Happy clients make me happy."

For all your real estate needs or questions, call me at (916)705-8951 or visit my website at www.SusanNealFineProperties.com.    

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Susan Neal Fine Properties
RE/MAX Gold
Fair Oaks, California

Full time real estate services in Fair Oaks CA, with friendly professionalism, 30+ years experience. 
I work hard to give my buyer or seller a low-stress transaction.

"Happy clients make me happy."

For all your real estate needs or questions, call me at (916)705-8951 or visitmy website at www.SusanNealFineProperties.com.    

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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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I learned this awhile ago but so many don't know about it!!   thanks for sharing! 

Jun 07, 2012 06:13 PM #1
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
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Deborah - It's easy to think that because we know something, everyone else must know it too.  That isn't always true.  And it's just as true in real estate as it is in aluminum wrap!  lol

Jun 07, 2012 06:15 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
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Geez - I never knew it was there either - can't believe all these years I have wrestled with glad wrap and wax paper.  You just never know what you can learn from a blog post on AR!
Thanks 

Jun 07, 2012 06:16 PM #3
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I have never noticed it, but will check and point it out to my wife.  

Jun 07, 2012 06:35 PM #4
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
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I just got up and ran to my wrap drawer in my kitchen. This made my day!

Jun 07, 2012 06:36 PM #5
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Cathy Tarrant
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I didn't know this either...thanks for the tip!

Jun 07, 2012 06:48 PM #6
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Mike Cooper
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Well, Susan, you may have saved a lot of people's religion.  I didn't know it either.  What other helpful hints do you have?  Thanks!!

Jun 07, 2012 06:55 PM #7
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Isn't it amazing that they give us this great handy trick and then they don't bother to tell us about it?

Jun 07, 2012 07:33 PM #8
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Richard Weisser
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Susan...

I had to go and look at a box, because I had never noticed that feature before. I learned something today!

Jun 07, 2012 08:17 PM #9
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William Johnson
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Hi Susan, Great observation . I recall not to many years ago there as plastic disk for the roll to keep it in the box. I buy the super size rolls from Costco because they have the plastic glides to keep the roll turning smoothly in place. Besides that it is extra heavy and wide.
Jun 07, 2012 09:25 PM #10
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I have to admit Susan, I did not know this either. I will be impressing my friends and family with this new found knowledge.  :)

Jun 08, 2012 12:11 AM #11
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Susan, I had to go look in my drawer after reading your post...and my Glad Press & Seal has the white round plastic thingie that holds it in place, but my Reynold's Wrap has the notch that you described. Thanks for this interesting tip! :)

Leilani

Jun 08, 2012 04:34 PM #12
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Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
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Well, I'm glad I posted this.  It seems that a lot of folks never noticed the notch.  It just goes to show you: don't assume others know something just because you know it and take it for granted.  A good tip for all of us in the real estate profession.

Jun 08, 2012 06:32 PM #13
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