Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Uses for Dryer Sheets

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Here are some great uses for dryer sheets!
  • Use a used dryer sheet to wipe your television or computer screen (or any electronics). Dryer sheets will help reduce the static cling of electronics.
  • Use a used dryer sheet to clean blinds and baseboards. It's the same concept as above!
  • Place a unused sheet in your drawers to help clothes smell great.
  • Run a threaded needle through a fabric sheet before sewing and to help keep thread from tangling.
  • Freshen smelly shoes.
  • Clean pet hair from furniture, clothes, or carpet. Just run a used sheet over it and it should attract it.
  • Loosen stuck on food from pans. Place an unused sheet in the bottom of the pan, fill with warm water, and let sit over night. It should be easier to clean in the morning. (I've never tried this, so I wonder if this really works!)
  • Eliminate car odors by tucking new sheets under seats to help eliminate musty odors.
  • Use a used sheet to clean soap scum from shower doors. just dampen it and wipe.
  • Make that wet dog odor go away. If the dog comes in smelling awful, just wipe him down with a used dryer sheet.
  • Repel mosquitoes. Hang used dryer sheets in your patio or pin them to your clothes. (I haven't tried this one either, but have heard it works.)
  • Use it as an air freshener. Stick them under furniture and in closets to make the house smell fresh with out costing a ton.
  • End static cling. Carry a dryer sheet with you and just dampen it and run it down static-y clothing to rid it of the static. (I wonder if this would work for hair...)
  • Dusting in general.
  • Clean paint brushes by soaking the brush in water with a dryer sheet. 
  • In your gym bag.
  • Hang them near your garden to keep rabbits, deer, and other creatures from munching a way.
  • Dust your washer and dryer when you are finished with the laundry.
Do you have any uses for dryer sheets? Please share below and I will add them to the list!


  1. Why don't they make clothes lined with dryer sheets?! ;) Thanks for the tips!

  2. Because then we wouldn't buy them! LOL, there's plenty of the things in the world where I go "why don't they just..." and usually the solution is that if they made it that way then they would go out of business.