Our laundry isn’t complete until we make use of dryer sheets. They make our clothes smell perfect and prevent us from walking around with embarrassing static cling. They are a crucial part of the laundry process.
But dryer sheets don’t only belong in the dryer. They can be just as amazing outside of the dryer. They can even do all sorts of things that have nothing to do with laundry.
That’s why you should always have a box in the house. From cleaning to making things smell good, dryer sheets can do a ton of good around the house. These little sheets can do a lot more than you ever thought they could do.
Here Are 50+ Clever Ways To Use Dryer Sheets:
1) Remove Deodorant Marks
Wearing deodorant is important if you want to stay fresh. But it can sometimes leave those annoying streak marks on your clothing. You can easily rub them away by wiping the marks with a dryer sheet.
2) Get Rid Of Pet Hair
Pet hair can be a nightmare to get up. And no one wants to have to bust out the vacuum every five minutes. Dryer sheets can easily help you wipe off some pet hair from clothing, furniture, lampshades, and other household items.
3) Fan Air Freshener
Want to improve the air circulation and smell in a room at the same time? Use a dryer sheet. Just place one up against your fan while the fan is on. The force of the fan will make the sheet cling to the back of your fan and will pull the pretty scent through the sheet and into your room.
4) Fix Dirty Scissors
Scissor blades can get dirty over time. This makes them harder to cut with. Run a dryer sheet over the blades. This will remove residue and lubricate them. It may even sharpen them up a bit.
5) Clean Off Electronics
Is your computer and cell phone screen looking nasty? Wipe it clean with dryer sheets. They are gentle enough to not scratch your screens.
6) Clean Bugs Off Your Car
Have a bunch of dead dried bugs on your windshield and/or front bumper? Grab a dryer sheet. It will scrape those yucky things off without damaging the paint.
7) Get Crayon Off Of The Walls
Is your child using your walls as a canvas or coloring paper? If they were drawing with crayons then you’re in luck. Use a dryer sheet to make crayon marks disappear.
8) Dust Furniture
Dryer sheets work great for dusting furniture. That’s because it does double duty. Dust is attracted to the sheet making it easy to clean. But the sheets also leave behind a residue that repels dust.
9) Stop Hat Hair Head
Want to wear a hat without looking crazy when you take it off? Rub the inside of your hat with a dryer sheet. It will prevent the static cling when you take your hat off.
10) Clean Your Iron
Has your iron seen better days? You can remove all the built-up gunk on it with a dryer sheet. Just place a sheet on your ironing board and put your iron on its lowest setting. When the iron is warm, run it over the dryer sheet until all the grime is gone and your iron is nice and clean.
11) Make Firestarters
You can use your used dryer sheets and dryer lint for this one. Shove them inside a toilet paper tube and pinch the ends so it doesn’t fall out. Light one end and use it to start a campfire.
12) Prevent A Soil Mess
Our planters can make quite a mess if the drainage holes in the bottom are too large. Dirt can spill out everywhere. Place dryer sheets over the holes so water can pass through but the soil stays in.
13) Get Rid Of Soap Scum
Have some stubborn soap scum? Let dryer sheets help you to get rid of it. Dampen with some water and use your dryer sheet to easily scrub away the soap scum.
14) Buff Chrome
Is your chrome still looking a bit streaky after you cleaned it? Let a dryer sheet shine it up. Just wipe the sheet over your cleaned chrome for a streak-free shine and buff.
15) Stop Frizzy Hair
Tired of frizzy and static cling hair? Push a dryer sheet over the top of your hair brush. Brush your hair as you normally would to prevent cling.
16) Make the Bathroom Smell Nice
Let dryer sheets help your bathroom smell a bit better. Shove a new dryer sheet inside your toilet paper roll. Every time someone uses the roll and spins it, the dryer sheet will freshen the room.
17) Make a Sachet
Use dryer sheets to create a sachet. Just fill it with some potpourri or dried flowers and tie it off. Place it in your shoes, gym bag, or sock drawer.
18) Clean Dirty Pots And Pans
Have pots and pans with some seriously caked on burnt food? Place a dryer sheet at the bottom and cover with water. Leave for a few hours. It should easily come off.
19) Car Air Freshener
Does your car have a funky smell? Get rid of it with a dryer sheet. Just tape it over your car air vent to freshen up your car.
20) Don’t Let Thread Tangle
If you sew a lot by hand, you’ll know that your thread can get tangled while you sew. You can prevent this with dryer sheets. Just pull your thread in between a dryer sheet and it won’t get tangled.
21) Prevent Bug Bites
Want bugs to leave you alone? Tie a dryer sheet to your belt loop or put it in your pocket. You can also leave them in areas of your home that attract bugs.
22) Clean Your Glasses
Are your glasses looking filthy? You don’t need to buy microfiber cloths. Dryer sheets will work just as well.
23) Keep Mice Out
Have some unwanted mice guests in your home? Try using dryer sheets to send them packing. Keep them in places they frequent and use them to plug up holes where they might enter.
24) Stop Your Shoes From Stinkin’
Got stinky shoes? Put dryer sheets inside them overnight. They will stink no more.
25) Polish Glass and Mirror
Want your mirrors and glass to really sparkle? Give them a once over with a dryer sheet after you clean them. The results will really impress you and those who visit your home.
26) Keep Camping Gear Smelling Fresh
Want your camping gear to stay fresh after washing? Place some dryer sheets in between your sleeping bags before you store them. This will prevent any musty or stales smells when you’re ready to use them again.
27) House Air Freshener
Want to effortlessly freshen the air in your home? Use dryer sheets. Just place one inside the vents in your home.
28) Toilet Bowl Cleaner
All out of toilet bowl cleaner? You can use dryer sheets instead. Just let a few sit inside your bowl for a few hours. Remove them and scrub clean.
29) Clean Oven Racks
Are your oven racks looking nasty? They can be really tough to clean. You can cut through all that grease with some dish soap, dryer sheets, and elbow grease. Just wash clean afterward.
30) Fresh Smelling Trash Cans
Is your trash can getting stinky? Pop some dryer sheets in the bottom underneath your bag. This will keep the smell down.
31) Make a Sploof
Want to smoke without the smell? Shove some dryer sheets inside an empty toilet paper tube and leave one covering on end. Blow your smoke through the opposite side. The smoke will come out the other end smelling nice.
32) Substitute Swifter Sheet
Out of Swifter sheets? You can use a dryer sheet in a pinch. They’re really good at attracting dust and dirt.
33) Have Great Smelling Furniture
Is someone in your home filling your furniture with farts? You can combat this with dryer sheets. Just place some under your couch cushions and other discreet areas of your furniture.
34) Easy Clean Paint Brushes
Place your paint brushes in a bucket with warm water. Drop a dryer sheet in and let it sit for a while. This will help the paint slide right off.
35) Stop Squeaky Sneakers
Do you have sneakers that make noise when they walk? Rub a dryer sheet along the bottom of them. This should stop the squeaking.
36) Protect Ornaments
Some spend a lot of money on our holiday decorations. So, we want to make sure they’re safe in storage. You can wrap them in used dryer sheets to keep them protected.
37) Keep Luggage Fresh
Don’t let your luggage get a stinky stale smell. Keep dryer sheets inside of it. Do it when you’re using it and when you’re not.
38) Use For Embroidery
You can turn a dryer sheet into a work of art. Use it as a canvas for embroidered art. You can sew right into it.
39) Freshen up The Dirty Laundry Basket
Your laundry basket can get pretty stinky if you leave dirty laundry in it for too long. Dryer sheets can help. Just stick one at the bottom of your basket.
40) Remove Glitter Polish
Glitter or gel nail polish can take FOREVER to get off. Use a dryer sheet instead of cotton balls. Just wet one with nail polish remover and go to town.
41) Keep Bees Away At Picnic
Don’t let bees ruin your picnic. Place some dryer sheets under your table cloth or runner. The smell will deter them.
42) Keep Your Camper Critter-Free
Critters, like rodents, often look for warm places to hide in the winter. Your warm cozy camper is the ideal place for them. Keep them out by placing dryer sheets all over camper. They won’t like the smell.
43) Clean Up Dry Spills
Spill some flour or salt? Grab a dryer sheet. Your dry spill will be attracted to the sheet and will clean it right up.
44) Workstation Cleanup
Work stations can get pretty dirty when you’re sawing and sanding. That’s why you should have dryer sheets on hand. Use them to wipe down safety glass, face shields and other items.
45) Keep Extra Linens Smelling Great
Let your linens always smell like you just took them out of the dryer. Place dryer sheets in between your stored towels, pillow cases and sheets.
46) Calm Your Pooch During A Storm
Does your pooch get spooked during an electric storm? Rub your dog’s fur with a plant-based non-toxic dryer sheet. This will help your dog calm dog by reducing static electricity that makes his hair stand on end.
47) Eliminate Static Cling
Is a part of your clothing sticking to you? Grab a dryer sheet. Just rub the area of your clothing with a dryer sheet to remove static cling.
48) Quilt Blocking
Used dryer sheets can be used as quilt block backing in a pinch. You can sew several of them together to make a bigger block. But dryer sheets can be flamable so it might not be the best idea if you’re making a blanket.
49) Keep Old Books Smelling New
Old books can get pretty stinky. Place a dryer sheet in between the pages. It will suck up that musty spell.
50) Get Rid of Sand
Headed to the beach? You’re bound to get some sand stuck to your feet. Dryer sheets work great for removing stubborn sand.
51) Remove Stick Stuff
Remove sap can be a real pain. Try wiping sticky stuff up with dryer sheets. They work better than regular wipes.
52) Clean a Hairbrush
Place a dryer sheet in a bit of warm water. Place your brush in and leave it for a few hours. It will be easy to pull off all the gunk when it comes out.
53) Freshen Up The Diaper Bin
The diaper bin is a stinky place. Lessen the stink with dryer sheets. Just place one at the bottom.
54) Soften Dry Feet
Do you have dry feet? Soak your feet in some warm water. Afterward, rub your feet with dryer sheets to soften them.
55) Deter Deer
Cut dryer sheets into strips. Then hang them from trees. This will deter deer.
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