|Dryer Sheets Aren't Only For Laundry|
Dryer sheets are a wonderful invention. They have saved me many times when I forgot to put the fabric softener in the washing machine. Even if you invested in a Downy ball or have an automatic dispenser and dont need dryer sheets, its good to keep a box on hand. Here are more than a few handy uses for them. Hint: Keep an empty tissue box next to the dryer and stick used sheets in it for later use.|
Odor Busters - Place used sheets in wastebaskets, clothes hampers, diapers pails, even on the bottom of cat litter boxes to help control odors.
Gentle Cleaners and Anti-Foggers - Utilize used dryer sheets to clean reading glasses, t.v. screens, car windows, and more. It will give these items a gentle clean and keep them free from static and prevent them from fogging up.
Static Busters - Rub over venetian blinds, clothing, pantyhose, slips, winter coats, furniture, or other items to eliminate static.
Sewing Aide - Use as a facing when doing appliqu. Wipe across a piece of thread to keep it from tangling and make it easier to thread through a needle.
Air Freshener - Tuck one in a discreet place in virtually any room of your house to give it a pleasant smell. Place one in your car too.
Clothing Freshener - Put a sheet in your closet or dresser drawers to give your clothing a fresh smell.
Prevent the Must - Place a sheet inside storage bins, suitcases, cardboard boxes, and other containers you store for long periods to help keep them from getting that musty smell. Place inside damp shoes, mittens and gloves to keep them from getting that mildew smell.
Dusting Helper - Use instead of costly Pledge or Swiffer wipes. Rub sheets over the surfaces of furniture to remove cat hair. Easily wipe out the dryers lint trap.
Kitchen Aide - Clean baked-on food from a pots and baking pans. Place a sheet in the pan, fill with water, and soak overnight. The mess should come off with little scrubbing.
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