We all know what fabric softener sheets are used for. To soften our clothes in the dryer and eliminate static cling right? Well, these amazing little inventions are actually good for LOTS of things.
Here’s my list of what you can use fabric softener sheets for:
- After the load of laundry is done, you can use the used dryer sheet to wipe the inevitable dryer lint that seems to get all over the dryer and washer too (at least it does mine).
- You can re-use a used fabric softener sheet by giving it a couple of spritz of diluted liquid fabric softener (1 part liquid fabric softener to 3 parts water).
- You can cut a fabric softener sheet in half to get double the use out of each sheet.
- Tuck a softener sheet into your shirt pocket or elsewhere close to you body when you go outside. Bugs don’t like the smell.
- Also put a dryer sheet where a rodent might want to nest (attics, basements, garages, storage sheds). Rodents do not like the smell.
- Tuck a few softener sheets into your luggage when you pack to keep clothes smelling fresh.
- Also tuck a few in when you aren’t using your luggage to keep it smelling fresh and ready for your next trip.
- Put a softener sheet in your dresser drawers to keep socks, undies and such smelling good.
- Fabric softener sheets make great furniture dusters.
- Put a softener sheet in the bottom of your hampers.
- Put a dryer sheet in the bottom of your trash cans.
- If you are sewer, a dryer sheet is a good place to store your threaded needles.
- Put a few dryer sheets in your car to keep it smelling fresh: under the seats and floor mats.
- If your vacuum uses vacuum bags, place a sheet in it.
- Wipe down your dog or cat with a dryer sheet in between baths.
- Use a sheet to wipe the pet hair off your furniture.
- If your dress is sticking to your hose, wipe your legs with a fabric softener sheet.
- If you are shocking your self in the winter with all the static electricity around, just wipe your hands, arms, hair, etc. with a dryer sheet.
- Put a dryer sheet in each shoe when you aren’t wearing them.
- Put a dryer sheet in your pillow case to help you have sweet dreams.
- Place a few sheets in your closet.
- Keep a few sheets in your baby’s diaper bag.
- If you have burnt on food in your pots and pans, soak them in hot water for a few hours and a dryer sheet and then use the sheet to scrub them out.
- Use a softener to tame fly away hair. Just rub a sheet over your hair to get rid of the static (thanks RJ of jrrseHopeCoaching)
Please let me know if you have found any cool ways to use dryer sheets that I haven’t thought of. I’ll add them to the list.