Instead Of Throwing Out Your Dryer Sheets...

United States
October 16, 2007 3:22pm CST
Used dryer sheets are a natural bug repellent. Tuck in a cuff or neckline to drive away gnats and mosquitoes. Keep one in your purse in the winter to control flyaway hair. Disposable dusters, great for a quick wipe on electrical equipment i.e. TV, stereo. Tuck into stinky sneakers, they absorb smells and leave behind a fresh odor. Slip over a hanger in your closet to help drive away bugs and keep a fresh scent. Tuck one or two into the storage container for your blankets, they come out smelling great. When dressing in hose rub your legs with an old dryer sheet to control static cling. Pick up animal hair off furniture, and leave behind a nice scent. After laundry use to clean up the lint floating around your dryer. Keep one in your car to wipe down the dash, also freshens the car. Remember, every thing we recycle helps Mother Earth!
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
16 Oct 07
you can use dryer sheets for so many things after they have been used you can wipe your mirror down with one and it will not fog up during your shower,it does seem good to reuse them as mush as you can they help to make alot of jobs smell better you can put one in a spray bottle with some water to get a light nice scent to freshen your furniture and carpet.Have a great day.
• United States
16 Oct 07
My sister does the spray bottle thing.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
23 Dec 07
Thank you for the honor and so glad to see others that like to reuse there dryer sheetsI am using them for craft things now it works really good.Have a great day.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Thanks for all of the ideas! I always keep ours for dusting electronics with or just dusting in general as they hold the dust so much better than just a regular dustcloth. I have used them to clean the car too. I also have used them to stuff a beanbag animal that had a hole and lost part of it's stuffing.
• United States
16 Oct 07
All great ideas.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Thank you for the valuable information. Using the dryer sheets as a bug repellent I have heard about in the past but have never tried it.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
I hope it helps.
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Those were great tips. I had heard a few of them before,but also learned a few new tricks. Thanks for sharing. I love to get the most for my money.
• United States
16 Oct 07
Who doesnt
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Good suggestions! I have done a few of them.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
Are these the dryer sheets that have alreasy been through the dryer. I love money saving tips and this is a great one. I have never thought of hanging one up in my closet. My clothes come out of the dryer smelling so good then a few days later the smell is gone. I could keep the smell forever just by changing the dryer sheets. Thanks.
• United States
16 Oct 07
Yes alreday used ones.
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• United States
17 Oct 07
Wow, I cant wait to get started. Wash day is tomorrow! Yay!
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Wow, these are great ideas! I had heard of some of them, but a lot of them are things I never thought of before. I'm always looking for ways to keep from wasting things! Thanks for the ideas! :)
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• United States
21 Oct 07
Yep thank you for reading.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Thanks for all theswe suggestions. Now where did you get these from? Give credit to the site. I still say....... In the garbage can to make it smell better. HAHAHAHAHA!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
23 Dec 07
I got mine from a pbs show and from other friends that I share tips with on the internet so I will give them the credit for some.I just experimented with some to see what I could do.Have a great day.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
18 Oct 07
WOW i didnt' know i could reuse my dryer sheets. Thanks for the tips life!
• United States
17 Oct 07
hi lifez2short, Great ideas of extending the use of dryer sheets. I knew of some of them, and have used some. I keep some in the drawers where there are clothes or towels, clean the car, some dusting, under the sofa cushions and in my purse for static electricity. Recycling is always a good thing to do. Happy posting..
• United States
17 Oct 07
Thanks for the great tips ! I never heard of them but I will sure use your tips around my home !
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
17 Oct 07
We also use them in our camper over the winter. It makes it smell good when we open it in the spring and keeps the spiders and mice out. I had never thought of all the other uses, Thanks.
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• United States
17 Oct 07
I tuck them in my dresser drawers. They are also great for dusting your furniture. You can also use them to remove the lint from the lint traps.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
Hi lifez2short! Wow, I never thought all of that..I was just using it to wipe some dust on electricl eqipments and tops but I never bothered to think of other ways to use it. Great tips. You are absolutely right, everything we recycle helps Mother Earth. Thanks and have a nice day.
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