Dryer sheets do a lot more than just make your clothes soft and static free in the dryer. They are very versatile and something to add to your list to always have on hand!
These suggestions are out of my book 99 Cent Solutions:
- Solve stinky problems. Put a dryer sheet (or 2) in the bottom of your clothes hamper. For stinky shoes put a dryer sheet in each shoe when you aren’t wearing them. They can also be put in the bottom of your trash can.
- Stuff an unused purse with used dryer sheets to keep the bag smelling fresh and keep it’s shape.
- When traveling keep them in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling fresh, then you can put one in front of the heating or air vent to keep your motel room smelling fresh.
- Have trouble while sewing with your thread knotting up? Rub a dryer sheet on the thread to stop that knotting.
This next list can be found at Morning Chores: 60 Uses for Dryer Sheets Outside the Laundry Room. I am including the ways I have used them from their list.
- Fan fresher. Putting a dryer sheet on the back of a fan will blow a nice scent in to any room.
- Mosquito repellent. Just put dryer sheets in your pockets or in your belt to repel mosquitoes.
- Reduce the static in your hair in the winter by rubbing a dryer sheet over your hair.
- Clean your iron but setting it on low and running it over the dryer sheet until the grime is gone.
Here are some other ideas that I have heard:
- Use the used dryer sheets on your blinds and ceiling fan blades to deter dust.
- Put dryer sheets under your mattress to deter bugs.
What ways do you use dryer sheets other than in the dryer?