Thursday, May 31, 2012


Who knew that dryer sheets had so many uses? Yes, they make your laundry come out of the dryer without static cling and smelling fresh, but here are some novel uses for them that you may not have known, according to Reader’s Digest and an email making its way around Cyberville:

  • Repel mosquitoes. Tie a sheet through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season to keep them away.
  • Remove fur. Rub a sheet over furniture and upholstery to eliminate unsightly pet hair.
  • Perfume the room. Put a sheet in the vacuum cleaner bag to add a fresh scent to every corner of the house.
  • Discourage deer. Cut sheets into one-inch strips and tie them onto tree branches in your yard to repel plant-eating deer.
  • Eliminate static electricity from your TV or computer screen.
  • Put a sheet in your suitcase when traveling; it will help keep mites or any other critters out of it.  While you are at it, travel with several sheets and run them up and down your bed linen before getting into bed.  That will cause all the critters already in your bed to run. Keep a sheet in your suitcase even after you have unpacked to protect your suitcases from bugs nesting in them.

  • Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet to prevent dust from resettling.

There you have it! The many uses of dryer sheets. Now you know!


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