Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets

Blossom Lady
May 16, 2021 04:42 AM
Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets

Isn’t it great when you can use common household items for more than one use? These days most of the housekeeping items are expensive and if you can find more than one way to use something, it makes it a bit more valuable!

Dryer sheets are now used not only for laundry, although the main purpose of dryer sheets is adding a bit of softness and helping reduce static in fabrics when tossed in the dryer, but in fact they can do much, much more. Best of all, dryer sheets are relatively cheap, so you can save money by using them for common household duties instead of buying 4-5 different products! Dryer sheets can be found in scented and unscented varieties. Pick your favorite scent for the freshening hacks. You can use the unscented varieties for other tasks. Check out 8 hacks to use dryer sheets around the house!

1. Grab the pet fur easily

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Just a few quick swipes with a used dryer sheet can remove pet hair from your clothing.

2. Refresh shoes

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Sneakers and shoes can get really dirty and really smelly. Add a dryer sheet to shoes and boots that have gotten a little too ripe. For kids' shoes or ladies' pumps, you can cut each sheet in half and still get great results. Squeaky shoes driving you crazy? Dryer sheets also work to quiet squeaky rubber soles when walking on solid floors. Rub the bottom of the shoes with a dryer sheet and the residue will minimize the friction and get rid of the squeak.

3. Clean up the bathroom

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Save used dryer sheets to wipe down your sink, your toilet tank and other areas that need a quick polish.

4. Freshen your dresser easily

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Dresser drawers smelling a bit musty? You can freshen them up by adding a dryer sheet or two to each drawer.

5. Simple Air freshener

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
If your room is smelling a bit musty, freshen it with a sheet. Remove one of your air conditioning grates and tape a new dryer sheet over the slats. When you replace the grate, the air moving through the vent will be pleasantly scented. Remember to change the sheet once a week to prevent dust buildup that can block air flow.

6. Freshen up a vacuum

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Have a stinky vacuum? Pop a new dryer sheet into the canister or bag before you vacuum. Both your vacuum and room will smell fresh.

7. Get Rid of hard water stains in your dishwasher

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Hard water can leave mineral deposits in your dishwasher. These can be difficult to remove.
Use a moistened dryer sheet to scrub away any mineral deposits.

8. Calm Your Pet During a Storm

Surprising Ways to Use Dryer Sheets
Rubbing your pet's coat with an unscented, plant-based dryer sheet will help calm him during electrical storms by reducing static electricity that can cause his hair to stand on end. Since most animals lick their own fur, stay away from dryer sheets that contain ingredients that can be toxic to your pet and stick to unscented dryer sheets.
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Jun 05, 2021 09:00 PM

These are all great ideas. Pinned for later uses and for others to see.

Thanks for the tips.