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10 Uses For Dryer Sheets Other Than Your Dryer....!



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10 Uses For Dryer Sheets Other Than Your Dryer....!

If you are trying to cut corners and save on some things in your home. I have 10 ways to use your old dryer sheets from the dryer all around your house!

1. Dusting Sheets. You can recycle your dryer sheets into dusting sheets. Use them to dust everything in your home. They hold the dust well and then you can just throw the whole thing away!
2. Clean Your Iron. If you iron is looking a little dirty form residue from use over the years. Turn your iron on a low heat setting and then take a dryer sheet and rub it around the plate of the iron and it should clean it up nice!
3. Keeps Bugs Away. Bugs and spiders don't like the smell of dryer sheets so if you strategically place some in your clothing to keep the bugs away from you! Be careful if you have pets though, dryer sheets are toxic to them.
4. Remove Soap Scum. Dryer sheets are awesome at removing soap scum from faucets and showers. Take a dryer sheet and rub the faucets and showers down.
5. Homemade Deodorizer. Dryer sheets are good a freshening up gym bags, shoes, at the bottom of garbage cans, and old boxes.
6. Pot and Pan Soak. Tired of not being to get that food off your pots and pans. Take a dryer sheet and put it into the pot with warm water and let it soak for a few hours or even overnight. After its done soaking, it should be able to come right off.
7. Rodent Repellant. Place some dryer sheets where those rodents are getting in your home, basement, or garage and once they get a smell of it they will turn away!
8. Paint Brush Soak. Just like the pot and pan soak. They help get old paint off of paintbrushes. Soak with a few dryer sheets and some warm water, the paint should come off in a few hours.
9. Stop Fly Away air and Frizzes. Take a dryer sheet and rub it down your hair and it will eliminate the static electricity in your hair.
10. Anti Tangle Sewing Aid. Take a dryer sheet and make a stitch in it and pull it through to prevent the string from getting tangled in itself or with the other string.

WHAT! Those are crazy right! I cant believe dryer sheets have more than 1 use!

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ermini2

LOL Lynne! Dryer sheets are used in your dryer to help with keeping your clothes from sticking together. you know how you take your things from your dryer and they have all that static electricity, and everything sticks together, especially if you have really fuzzy socks or something! LOL you just throw a couple in there and your good to go, they're scented too so they make you clothes smell awesome as well!

10 Uses For Dryer Sheets Other Than Your Dryer....!
^^ thats what they look like and most laundry detergent companies make these to go with their products, like Tide, Gain, Snuggle, Downy and so many more!



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Lynne

Oh wow, nope still the first time I have heard of these! I wonder if I am the only one that doesn't know what these dryer sheets are?

Thanks for the explanation!



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ermini2

hey no problem, i posted a DIY reusable dryer sheet....check it out!



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Lynne

Oh cool, thanks! I will go and have a look 10 Uses For Dryer Sheets Other Than Your Dryer....!



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dzannerz

I didnt no this though but as I look at it, its some kind of a tissue paper.lol



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Everett

I use to put a couple of dryer sheets in my car to use as an air refresher, people thought I was nuts until they got in my car and it smelled so 'fresh' and clean. However, if you use too many the car will stink, so I just used two sheets, and changed them like every 3 weeks or so, and I haven't met anyone or heard of anyone doing this so this could be added to the list of uses!

Also, I use to use dryer sheets as a means to get my clothes smelling nice, and put them in the drawers. However, you need to pick wisely with what kind you get because the dryer sheets have this type of like powder or something that can rub off onto your clothes and there would be lines from this on your clean shirts, pants, etc. Dryer sheets are quite useful I would say.



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Lynne

Oh nice Everett,so instead of one of those fragrance things that hang from your mirror that you buy, you can just use dryer sheets? Nice.



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Everett

Basically! I do not like those air refreshers that hang from the mirror because it blocks my view, and is rather annoying because it will constantly move back and forth while driving. I don't do bobbleheads or hang necklaces from the mirror either, too much distraction and I do not like to be distracted while I am driving for the safety of myself, and other drivers around me.

It may look odd for a couple of dryer sheets to be in the car, you would think to pick them up and throw away but I use them to keep the car smelling nice, however what I forgot to mention is that you should actually throw them in the dryer for about 5 to 10 minutes to 'heat' them up so the scent can come out, and that way you won't have this white powder all over your car's interior.

Just my little neat trick for the car to smell good, and refreshing. Also, if you decide to do this, don't get a dryer sheet that is too strong otherwise you won't be able to stay in your car for long without being overpowered by the smell.. lool



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Lynne

Oh I hate those hangy things from the mirror. It always completely distracts me! Thanks for the tip for heating them up in the dryer first!



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Everett

No problem! Yes, hangy things while driving is distracting. Stay safe! 10 Uses For Dryer Sheets Other Than Your Dryer....!



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ermini2

yes hanging things from your rear view mirror is dangerous, however i didnt realize that when i was 16...i ended up being pulled over by the police and ticketed for it!



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Lynne

Oh I didn't know you could get pulled over for hanging something from your rearview mirror. I see so many people have things hanging?



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Everett

Oh wow, I never knew you could possibly get a ticket for it. However, there is nothing hanging in my car. I do think it looks a little dirty to have things hanging everywhere. I know people that have all kinds of decorations in their car and outside. You ever seen those headlight lashes? Yeah, I know someone who has those ugly things! LOL



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ermini2

yea i never knew either until it happened to me! and ever since then i have never had anything hanging from there. he said it was obstructing my view, which it probably would have caused some kind of accident.



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Lynne

Oh my gosh I have never even heard of a dryer sheet! Am I living under a rock?

Seriously I have no idea what dryer sheets are. Maybe they are popular where you live and us in South Africa don't use them or something?

They do sound handy though! I'm going to look and see if there are any in our shops.

What is the original use for dryer sheets?



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Everett

Well, perhaps you do, or perhaps you don't. I do know they are quite common in America, or perhaps you all call them something different? Or maybe you're lucky to not use them:

Apart from the possibility of cancer, some of the symptoms experienced from prolonged exposure to the chemicals in dryer sheets include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, central nervous system disorders, blood pressure reduction, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, skin irritation, difficulty concentrating and remembering, irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract, and liver damage.

Source
Very alarming, and highly educational. Apparently dryer sheets can cause a lot of health issues...



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ermini2

wow...gives me more of a reason to make my own. ill know whats in it and itll be natural!! thanks for sharing!!!!



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dzannerz

Anyways,since I didnt know about this, Im just glad that I read your thread and I think this will gonna help me because sometimes I am looking for a way on how to get rid of an old paint on my brush for me to use like new. So thanks for the tips.



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gelotologist

This is actually a good use for old or unused dryer sheets, especially on the idea which you can soak your paint brush in it. This idea would really be helpful for me and especially for some people who love art.



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ballyhara

Seriously, didn't know about all these amazing uses, so thanks for the tip. I did use them for dusting, and they're amazing, and once, I saw my neighbor cleaning his leather shoes with them too. What I didn't expect, was the anti fly away and frizzes, that sounds great, so for sure I will give them a try. Hope that doesn't make my hair comes down instead hahaha.



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Pixie06

So far I have been using dryer sheets to clean my iron only. To be honest, I have never thought that they can be so useful. That's an amazing list you have made. I will have to share those tips with my friend. I am sure they will be glad to know about the multiple uses of dryer sheets. I have frizzy hair and the next time I will try this tip you mentioned above.



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jaymish

Interesting use of dry sheets. I've never thought of using them. I'm pleasantly surprised that you can use them to repel rodents. In my country especially during the rainy season there is a rodent infestation. Using a trap is super disgusting as rodents make my skill crawl. Killing them is nauseating as they die in unexpected places and the smell is horrible. Finding them gets really tricky.Nothing like a dead rodent to put you off your food for weeks. Cool diet trick?Lol!



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