Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Dryer Sheets

Who would have thought that dryer sheets could be used for other things other than IN the dryer? Not this girl. In fact, when I got my new dryer, I started cutting my sheets into thirds - now they last almost forever. 

The only thing the full sheet gained me was build up on my lint screen which decreased the efficiency of my dryer. My clothes still come out wrinkle and static free, so why mess up my machine? Besides, I have other things that I can use those sheets for. Be sure to check out the links with the photos for even more tips.

So, what else can you do with dryer sheets? Keep dust from settling on baseboards, blinds, electronics and lamps around the house by wiping with a dryer sheet. Also helps repel pet hair! 
Apartment Therapy
Tired of taking Fluffies love to work with you? Use a dryer sheet to wipe it away. Works on furniture and bedding, too!
Real Simple
Ok, crafters, these are for you. Stabilize embroidery  by placing clean, used sheet behind t-shirt or sweatshirt when you cross-stitch or embroider designs on them. Less expensive than buying stabilizer!
Run your sewing needle through a new sheet and the needle will glide smoothly though fabric. Keeps thread from tangling, too.
Real Simple

Clean your iron by running it over a dryer sheet on a cool setting. 
Real Simple
 I love the way my clothes smell right out of the dryer. Keep that same fresh scent longer by placing a sheet in your drawers. Works well in gym bags, suitcases, and smelly sneakers, too.
A Nut in a Nutshell
 With a small amount of water on a dryer sheet, easily scrub that soap scum off of glass shower doors. Keeps it from coming back, too!
This is just the tip of the iceburg. There are so many ways to stretch your dollar and decrease your cleaning time with new and used dryer sheets. What other ways do you use dryer sheets?
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