The Many Uses of Fabric Softener Sheets

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.

19 Responses to “The Many Uses of Fabric Softener Sheets”

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  1. Joyce Lansky says:

    Great ideas. I’ll have to try the luggage one. I’m your lucky 13th follower and I tapped your +1 too. Great post.


  2. I’m following you now from voiceBoks! If you get a chance, please stop by and follow me too!

    By the way, if you’re interested, I host the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop on Wednesdays. Hope you’ll stop by!

    • mommacat says:

      Thanks Melissa! I got your blog in my google reader! I’ll definitely check out your Wed blog hop!

  3. Michelle says:

    Great tips. Thanks for visiting I am following you now. Maybe I will have a clean house someday?

    • mommacat says:

      Thanks for visiting me too Michelle! Of course you can have a clean house. It will get easier as your booger monster and skunk ape get older. LOL

  4. Laura says:

    I’ve put dryer sheets in my shoes at night, but I’m going to try putting one in my pocket because mosquitoes here are horrible.

    Visiting from VoiceBoks!

  5. Sharon Ruggieri says:

    Excellent! I already did some of this but not a lot of it. Wow…wow….wow. And since I’m such a penny pincher I buy my fabric softener at the dollar store, I’m thinking I’m the queen of cheap!

    Thanks for the tips!
    Sharon at

    • mommacat says:

      Thanks Sharon! Yeah, I get really proud of myself when I find ways to save money. We are frugal, not cheap. LOL

  6. S. Greiner says:

    AWESOME!!! I’m with Sharon…pinching pennies and having these tips handy!!

    Stopping by and now following from voiceBoks!!!

  7. RJ, the HOPE Coach says:

    Love this list! As I started reading, I began mentally coming up with my own list. You had all but one I was thinking of: if you have “fly-away” fine or thin hair, a quick swipe with a dryer sheet will help everything stay where it belongs!

    New follower from voiceBoks.

    RJ, the HOPE Coach

    • mommacat says:

      I don’t know how I could have forgotten that one as I have used it in the winter. I’ll add it to the list. Thanks RJ!

  8. Lisa says:

    Stopping by from the VoiceBoks blog hop group! 🙂

    What great ideas! I never even realized there were so many great uses for dryer sheets, even though some of them seem fairly obvious! LOL Thank you for sharing!


  9. Lexie Lane says:

    I LOVE this post! The only other thing I use the dryer sheets for is to make certain areas smell better. I didn’t realize there were so many uses for them!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Yet says:

    I can sure make use some of your ideas!

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