Natural odor and static tamers, dryer sheets can perform all sorts of personal and household feats.
If you are only using dryers sheets in the dryer, then your home is missing out. Here are 10 clever uses for dryer sheets.
Pick up Pet Hair
When it looks like you have enough dog hair to make a whole new dog, a dryer sheet can come to the rescue. Its built-in clingy surface is a magnet for stray pet hair. Just rub the dryer sheet over the spot where the hair collects, be it floor or furniture.
Eat the Odor
To tame smelly shoes, place one dryer sheet in each shoe and let them sit overnight. The dry sheets will absorb the odors and will transform your shoes from offensive to fresh. This is also a good trick for the gym bag, sports bag or suitcase.
Show Door Sparkle
The key to a sparkling glass shower door may already be in your laundry room. Take a used dryer sheet and dampen it. Then run it over your glass shower door. The dryer sheet will remove water stains and soap scum with no need for harsh cleaners.
No Fuss No Musty
When your copy of Pride and Prejudice doesn’t make your proud due to its musty smell, place a dryer sheet between the pages to remove the unpleasant aroma. For a pre-emptive strike, do the same with any books that will be placed in storage.
Static Cling is Not the Thing
Static cling is a problem, whether it is on clothing, hair, computer screens or TV screens. Static can be removed from any of these surfaces with a quick swipe of a dryer sheet.
Forget making your own sachet. That is too much work. Instead, just place a dryer sheet at the bottom of your drawer to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
Dirty Dishes No More
One of the best tricks that a dryer sheet can perform is to remove the baked on mess in a pan or baking dish. Fill the dish or pan with warm, not hot, water and lay the dryer sheet in the bottom. Let the mess sit this way overnight. In the morning, the food will be loosened, allowing the pan or dish to be cleaned with ease.
Dust Those Blinds
Make a dreaded task easier thanks to those versatile dryer sheets. Close the blinds and run a dryer sheet up and down the slats. The dust will seem to jump into the dryer sheet on its own.
To get up fine sawdust that results after wood working projects, rub a dryer sheet over the sawdust to pick it up. This is not only a more effective method than sweeping, it also prevents the particles from flying around in the air, the way they would if they were swept with a broom.
No More Tangles
Prevent thread and string from tangling, whether it is the fine thread used for sewing or the string of a kite, by rubbing it along a dryer sheet. The thread or string will slip past itself instead of tying itself in knots.
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