21 Clever Things You Can Do With A Lint Roller {Besides Rolling Lint}

Lint Roller Uses

If you happened to see my post earlier this week about our Valentine’s Day Dinner you would have noticed there was a great deal of GLITTER involved in the event. Glitter that I am STILL finding 5 days later! At first I attempted cleaning it up with the vacuum but when that proved a woefully inadequate match for the stubborn shiny stuff, I started looking elsewhere for an answer.

That’s when I noticed our trusty lint roller in a kitchen cupboard. I don’t think our house is EVER without a lint roller. The men in this house couldn’t survive a single day without one being available. They have what I can only describe as something akin to an ADDICTION to them. But I digress.

This particular day I was grateful for our heavy reliance on this clothing care tool because it turned out to be the answer to my glitter dilemma. One quick swipe with the sticky stuff and the glitter didn’t stand a chance.

After this miraculous revelation concerning the ubiquitous lint roller, I got to thinking about what ELSE these sheets of wonder could do!

Here is a list of the ideas I dreamed up or found while searching across the world wide web:


Lint Roller Uses

1. Craft Room Sanity Saver

As I mentioned above, glitter is one of the hardest things there IS to clean up in ANY room! It sticks to everything and won’t let go! Grab your lint roller and watch the glitter, confetti, etc disappear!



Lint Roller Uses

2. Clean Lampshades

This is probably my second favorite way to use a lint roller! Lampshades are frustrating….you can’t throw them in the washing machine, you might not have the right vacuum attachment, and washing them by hand can be time-consuming. Forgo all these and use a lint roller. You will be amazed to see how much dirt and dust you collect.



Lint Roller Uses

3. Clean Out Your Handbag

I wish I’d thought of this one a LONG time ago! The bottom of my purse gets filled with random debris. A quick swipe (or two) of the lint roller and crumbs and crusties are history! Don’t forget to try it on your diaper bag, briefcase, backpack, or gym bag as well!



Lint Roller Uses

4. Clean Out Drawers

Like handbags and cars, drawers have dark, hard-to-clean crevices that can easily be neglected! Using a lint roller in drawers can help remedy the situation.



Lint Roller Uses

5. Quickly Clean Your Carpet or Furniture

Don’t have time to break out the vacuum or thoroughly clean the furniture? Lint rollers are a great quick fix; you can even use them on wood and glass! And since they fit underneath your couch and chairs, you don’t need to move your heavy furniture around. Just roll the lint roller underneath and pull out the dust.



Lint Roller Uses

6. Clean Those Hard-To-Reach Crevices Of Your Car

Every car has those hard-to-reach places where sunglasses and cell phones go missing. Every time I retrieve something from the area between my drivers seat and the center console, it always comes up covered with dust and dirt. A mini lint roller is perfect for this clearing that all out!



Lint Roller Uses

7. Clean Up Broken Glass

When a glass or plate hits the floor and shatters, it’s almost impossible to thoroughly clean up all the tiny glass shards left behind. You can CAREFULLY use a lint roller to pick up the remaining pieces.



Lint Roller Uses

8. Remove Dandruff From Clothes

Lint rollers are a great way for sufferers of dandruff or dry scalps to remove the unsightly white stuff from their clothing.



Lint Roller Uses

9. Control Peeling Skin From A Sunburn

I know, sounds kind of gross huh? But it won’t rip your skin off, only the dead skin that’s ready to peel off.



Lint Roller Uses

10. Remove Pests From Your Pet

Your dog or cat may not be eager to cooperate, but a good way to quickly get rid of small numbers of fleas and ticks on your pet is to roll a lint roller over their fur. (Make sure it’s not an extra STICKY roller!) It will also pick up any loose fur that could end up on your furniture and clothes.



Lint Roller Uses

11. Christmas Tree Clean-Up

Use a lint roller to pick up fallen needles from your Christmas tree.



Lint Roller Uses

12. Clean Your Pool Table

Too much dirt and debris on your pool table will slow the balls down, or even redirect their paths. Pet hair is one of the most difficult things to remove without damaging the felt. Too much suction from a vacuum and you will permanently damage the fibers on your pool table surface. Regular brushing combined with a lint remover will keep you at the top of your game.



Lint Roller Uses

13. Sewing Room’s Little Helper

Seam ripping leaves hundreds of tiny bits of thread that really cling to the fabric. Run the lint roller over the ripped seam a couple times and, presto, they’re gone.
Drop your pins? Use your lint roller to pick them up quickly. You’re less likely to stick your finger or find them with your foot.
When you don’t have time to vacuum, use your lint roller to pick up threads off your sewing table and the floor around where you sew.



Lint Roller Uses

14. Post Haircut Clean-up

Pick up those itchy snips and trims of hair following a haircut.The hair left after a trim/haircut always gets under my skin,



Lint Roller Uses

15. Transfer Tape Hack

Use as an alternative to transfer tape when working with smaller vinyl shapes and letters.



Lint Roller Uses

16. Dusting Drapes

A quick solution for dusty drapes that will allow you to postpone taking them to the dry cleaner for a few more months.



Lint Roller Uses

17. Bug Buster 

Ridding your house of bugs and spiders is easier and safer with a lint roller. Simply roll it over the creepy crawlers and dispose of them stuck to the paper.



Lint Roller Uses

18. Cleaning Textured Ceilings

If you have a textured ceiling, you know it can get a lot of dirt and grease buildup (little fuzzies all over the ceiling). Use a paint roller with an extender, put a lint roller on each end (they fit perfectly) and the dirt and grime will roll right off!



Lint Roller Uses

19. Prep Your Paint Roller

To reduce lint from your paint roller and to create the smoothest finish, go over your roller brushes with a lint roller before each use.



Lint Roller Uses

20. Cleaning/Dusting Stuffed Animals

Lint rollers are a great way to scour tiny particles off of a stuffed animal’s fur. It safely gathers up lint and dust, which you then simply toss into the trash can.



Let’s see…….have I forgotten anything???

21. Oh yeah . . . your clothes!

You can use your lint roller like everyone else . . . to roll the lint off of your clothes. But that’s kind of boring.


Now that you know all the awesome things lint rollers can do….and since they are so inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes…..I would recommend keeping one at home, in your purse, your car, and even your desk at work!


Do you have any creative ideas for using a lint roller?



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  1. Digifigi says

    I have a roller on an extended handle like a paint roller for ceilings that I use to clean the floor in my studio, between thread, glitter, tiny beads, and fabric snips, it picks up everything. I also use it on my design wall ( insulating foam sheets covered with white flannel) to remove the threads so it can be used as a photo backdrop. I was thinking of making a mixed media piece with the sheets titled “From the sewing room Floor”.
    Need to find out more about the transfer tape hack.

  2. christy m says

    Great ideas. Some of your ideas I’d already heard of. I love
    Lint rollers they’re amazing. One of my favorite uses for them
    Is picking up pet hair. We went through a lot of rollers
    When we had our CAT, picking up cat fur and the clumps of it.

  3. Karen says

    Wonderful thread! Great ideas.

    My paper shredder got jammed so I had to turn it over to clean it out. The bag with the shreddings was also full thus I had little shreds of paper everywhere. I picked up my trust lint remover and ta-dah! … no more paper shreddings all over the carpet.

  4. Anita says

    Because we have hardwood floors, we put felt pads under chair legs. But those same pads attract dust, hair, etc. Flip the chairs over on the dining table and lint roller to the rescue ! ! !


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