Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Uses for Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets

Here are some useful things to do with dryer sheets other than throw them in your dryer with your clothes...

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since sheets are designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet to keep dust from resettling.

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a dryer sheet.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual dryer sheet in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put dryer sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual dryer sheet inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a dryer sheet will magnetically attract all the lose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a dryer sheet in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a dryer sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily.

I am not sure what "love bugs" are. I suppose those are the smashed bugs on your windsheild and the front of your car? I guess "Love bugs" does sound better than "bug guts" which is what I would call them.

I haven't used a single one of these ideas. But I did think it way too interesting not to pass along. So, you are welcome for this valuable information. Oh, and one more use for these dryer sheets. In case you fall into the category of "I have way too much time on my hands", you can always make a dress out of the dryer sheets like these people did...

from Twisted Textiles

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