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Old 05-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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Dryer Sheets

If you use dryer sheets in the dryer, cut them in half to double their use. Half a sheet is enough to soften & prevent static cling. After you are done with the load, use the sheet to dust your TV-also prevents dust from accumulating as fast. Finally when you put the sheet in the garbage, it gives it a soft scent. Three uses from one sheet-really one half sheet!!


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Old 05-30-2008, 01:06 PM
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Very true, Gloria! I never use a whole sheet. Usually I rip mine into thirds!
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More Uses For Used Dryer Sheets

Hi, I got more uses for those used dryer sheets before you throw them out:

1. Use old dryer sheets to easily wipe up talcum powder, flour, and other messes of this type.
2. Used sheets usually have enough fragrance in them to freshen up other areas in your home. Stuff them in tennis shoes, place them in closets, in laundry hampers and in pieces of luggage -- anywhere your house needs a little "refreshment."
3. Run a sheet over a piece of thread when you're doing sewing tasks. The thread won't tangle up as easy.
4. Have pet hair on your clothing? Simply wipe it off with a used dryer sheet! Also works great on cloth furniture too!
5. Keep dust and other contaminants off your glass computer screen by carefully wiping it with an old sheet.
6. Did you purchase some old, musty books at a garage sale or thrift shop? Make them smell good again! Simply place the books in a sealed plastic bag with a used dryer sheet. Allow the bag to sit undisturbed for a day or two, then remove the contents. The musty smell will be gone!
7. Got a problem with mice? Find where they are entering your house and stuff the hole shut with a used sheet. Mice won't chew through the smelly material.
8. Place a used dryer sheet in the bag of your vacuum. Sweep your house, and, once you're done, the air will smell as fresh as your clothes do.
9. These wonders of the 70's are also said to repel mosquitoes as well as other annoying, flying insects. Don't rub it on you. Instead, stick a used sheet in your belt loop.
10. You can use dryer sheets to clean and polish the chrome on your vehicles.
11. Is there a build-up of soap scum on your glass shower door? Simply use an old dryer sheet to eliminate the mess.
12. Is the interior of your car or truck smelling a little stale? Forget the pine tree on a string! Place a few used dryer sheets under the seats of your vehicle instead!
13. Use sheets to clean and polish the glass lens of your eye glasses. They're not recommended for plastic lens, though!
14. Is your hair dry and full of static electricity? Gently wipe a used dryer sheet over your head to get rid of it.
15. Dryer sheets make great dusting cloths for your wooden furniture.
16. Keep your window blinds clean longer by wiping them periodically with used dryer sheets. The anti-static properties of the product will actually help to repel dust and dirt.
17. Are your scissors not cutting as smooth as they should? Wipe the blades clean with a used dryer sheet to remedy this problem.
18. Used dryer sheets make great little cloths for quick shine ups in the bathroom and kitchen too. Just use one on each of your chrome faucets and see how brightly they shine!

Great reuses for something that most people just throw away!!


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Old 12-04-2008, 04:33 PM
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To clean a pan with food stuck to the bottom, fill it with hot water and drop in half of a used dryer sheet. Let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes and swish out the cooked-on food. It comes off easily, and this costs less than using soap or the energy for boiling water.


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Totally wow! Though I haven't used dryer fabric sheets in years, I do love the many alternative uses for them!
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