Dryer Lint

@celticeagle (120402)
Boise, Idaho
May 2, 2016 9:00am CST
Can you believe it? I actually found an article on About.com about uses for lint. Most of us have dryers. They produce lint from our clothes. Here is a list of ways to use this and be more frugal. 1. Use it as stuffing for DIY crafting such as stuffed animals and pillows. 2. Use it in your compost pile. Only use lint from natural fibers. 3. Lint is flammable. Collect it in a toilet paper roll and use it to start your fires. Note ** Remember to clean your lint out of the dryer trap twice a year. This helps to keep the dryer running efficiently and minimizes fire risk. Image courtesy of Flickr.com Commons
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• United States
2 May 16
I dont have a dryer, but who would have thought that even dryer lint is useful? Good tips Celtic.
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@celticeagle (120402)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 16
Amazing, huh?
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• United States
3 May 16
@celticeagle Yes makes me wish I had some dryer lint..guess I could get it from the laundromat here lolz
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
2 May 16
You would need to dry a vast amount of clothes in order to generate enough lint to fill a pillow. Of course you could always go from launderette to launderette collecting it.
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@celticeagle (120402)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 16
Yes, and if you dry blankets and such you get a lot more too.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
2 May 16
@celticeagle Now that would be a problem because I do not have any blankets.
@marlina (79588)
• Canada
2 May 16
I clean my dryer lint after every session.
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@celticeagle (120402)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 16
That is a good habit to get into. Too much built up can cause a fire.
• Eugene, Oregon
2 May 16
Birds will use it for nests too. Roll it in a ball and if you put it outside in a net bag or something, they will use it.
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@celticeagle (120402)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 16
Yes, they will. It is amazing what I have seen in bird's nests.
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@maezee (33924)
• United States
2 May 16
I knew about the fire starter and use it often. Do you think that would also cause a fire hazard as stuffing to a toy or stuffed animal?
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@celticeagle (120402)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 16
No more than the stuffed animal or toy would be store bought.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 May 16
It does make great fire starter I had heard
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• Peoria, Arizona
2 May 16
I was actually thinking of using lint as stuffing! Haha, I clean my lint trap everytime I use my dryer. I didn't have a dryer growing up so I am just cautious. With my luck if I go one time without cleaning it out it is going to blow up XD