Dryer sheets don’t have to be reserved for the dryer, there are a number of ways they can be used around the home as a handy cleaning and freshening supply. Here are some ways in which they can be used which you may not have thought about:
Some Other Uses For Dryer Sheets
- An air freshener. They are inherently used for their air freshener capabilities, but why limit them to only the dryer? Place the in the car or home, anywhere you have an air vent for leave the room or area smelling fresh. You could also try making a simmer pot for an even more intense household aroma.
- Shoe fresheners. Cut one in half and place a half in each shoe, the sheets will help absorb the moisture and the smell.
- A lint remover. Do you have dust, fluff and hair on your favorite jacket? Rub a one over it and the static will pick it all up.
- Place one in the vacuum bag. One or two in the vacuum cleaner bag will leave the house smelling fresh when you are done cleaning.
- A disposable dusting cloth. They make great dusting cloths and can easily (and cheaply) be thrown away afterwards. They are especially useful for blinds, shelves and ornaments and are very effective at picking up dust.
- Freshen your unused clothes. Place a few dryer sheets in between your clothes you seldom wear to keep them smelling fresh.
- Clean up bug splatter. After your family road trip, clean the bug splatter off your car easily with one.
- Clean pots and pans. If you have a stubborn mark or stain in the bottom of a pot or pan, try soaking it overnight with water with a dryer sheet placed into it. If that doesn’t work, try this solution for cleaning stubborn pot and pan marks.
Do you have any tips and tricks for using dryer sheets around the house? Let us know in the comments section below.
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