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The Many Uses for a Dryer Sheet

By Edited Apr 4, 2016 0 0

All this time you've just been putting those dryer sheets in the dryer!

There’s much more to a dryer sheet than just using when drying your clothes!

Put a dryer sheet in uniform pockets of ballplayers and mail carriers to keep Yellow Jackets away. Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer.

Wear one when working or gardening outside.  It really works. The yellow jackets just veer around you.

Ants don’t like them!  Just lay a dryer sheet where they are congregating and watch them leave.

Mice will stay away from dryer sheets as well.  Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

Are your books smelling a little musty?  A dryer sheet placed between the pages will take the odor out of books and old photo albums that have been stored away and not used.

Hate mosquitoes?  Dryer sheets will repel mosquitoes. Tie a sheet through a belt loop on your pants when you are outdoors during mosquito season and you won’t have to fight them off!

Wipe your television and computer screens to eliminate static electricity!  Use a sheet to dust your screens as well and you will find that it will keep the dust from re-settling back on them.

Dissolve soap scum from shower doors!  Just use a sheet to clean the glass instead of a cloth. 

To freshen the air in your home place an individual dryer sheets in drawers, hang in the closet, tuck in shoes, and place above cabinets.

Put a dryer sheet inside the canister of your vacuum cleaner for a clean, fresh scent when vacuuming.

Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet before beginning to sew and watch how easy it slides through.

Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet inside empty luggage before storing.  While traveling tuck a fresh sheet inside with your clothes and you will maintain a fresh smell and help eliminate static cling from nylon under garments.  This works wonderfully in humid areas.  When you get home use the same sheet in the dryer when you do the laundry.

To freshen the air in your car - Place a several sheets under the seats and up under the dash of the car.

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

Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place in the bottom of your wastebaskets and garbage cans, even under garbage bags.

Collect cat and dog hair. Rubbing areas such as couch cushions or clothes with a dryer sheet will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Wipe all of your window blinds to eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. This will also help keep the dust from settling on the blinds afterwards.

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

Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet at the bottom of all of your laundry bags or hampers.

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

Tuck a few sheets into your gym and athletic bags and it will help neutralize the odors. 

Golfers put a little “bounce” in your back pocket to keep the bees away while you are on the course.

Put a dryer sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh and will help repel unwanted varmints. 

Tuck a few sheets under your couch cushions to keep a fresh smell all day long. 

Dryer sheets in your fine lingerie drawer will keep your garments smelling nice and help with static clean.



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