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15 Ways To Use Dryer Sheets In Your Home
What can't dryer sheets do?
D.G. Sciortino
10.24.18

Using dryer sheets are a great way to prevent static cling and keep your clothes soft and smelling great. But dryer sheets aren’t just for the dryer. Use can use them to solve lots of household problems.

Here Are 15 Ways To Use Dryer Sheets In Your Home:

1) Fight Hair Flyaways

Tired of those flyaways in your hair. Rub a dryer sheet over your brush. This will fight the static in your hair and fight flyaways.

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2) Keep A Thread From Knotting

Having your thread constantly knot while you’re sewing can be frustrating. Rub your string through a dryer sheet. It will leave a coating on your string to prevent it from knotting.

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3) Get Rid of Static Cling

Don’t leave the house with your clothing clinging to you. Rub a dryer sheet on that clothing, especially the underside. This will keep it from sticking to you.

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4) Get Rid Of Deodorant Stains

Deodorant stains can ruin a perfectly good outfit. Take a dryer sheet and use brisk, short strokes to rub the stain away. It should disappear in sections.

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5) Keep Shoes From Smelling

Are your shoes stinking? Fill your shoes with some dryer sheets. Let them sit overnight and they will be stink-free in the morning.

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6) Dust Your Blinds

Use a dryer sheet to dust your blinds. The dust will come right off. The static cling helps attract the dust.

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7) Air Freshener

Use a dryer sheet to freshen up your room and make it smell good. Clip or tape one to your fan. The wind will distribute the scent around your room.

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8) Revive An Old Book

Books can get a stale smell over time. Stick some dryer sheets in between the pages. They will help to revive your book.

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9) Wipe Bugs Off Your Windshield

Bugs can be a little difficult to get off your car once they’re all dried up on there. Use dryer sheets. They’ll slide right off and will be gentle enough so they won’t ruin your car’s window or paint job.

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10) Wipe Up Dry Spills

Use a dryer sheet to wipe up powder or other dry ingredients. The static cling will suck up the dry spilled stuff. It offers a quick clean up.

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11) Polish Hardware

Are your bathroom faucets and knobs looking dull? Rub them down with some dryer sheets. It will restore their shine.

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12) Clean Dirty Dishes

Fill your pot or pan with warm water and dish soap. Toss in a dryer sheet and let it sit for an hour. You won’t have to scrub when it’s done. Just rinse off.

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13) Shine Stainless Steel

Your stainless steel appliances can be shined right up with some dryer sheets. The crossed fibers will be clean without scratching the surface. It will shine like new.

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14) Keep Clothes And Drawers Fresh

Keep your clothes smelling good long after they’ve left the dryer. Place dryer sheets in your drawers. It will keep your clothes smelling great. You can also put them in your luggage.

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15) Freshen While You Vaccum

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Sometimes our vacuums can accumulate funky smells. Toss half a dryer sheet in your vacuum bag or canister. It gives you an extra boost of cleanliness.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at [email protected]
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