Dryer sheets are great at keeping clothes soft and free of static, but that’s not all they can do! In fact, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for these handy sheets. Today I’ll be sharing some of my all-time favorite uses for dryer sheets! Not only are these dryer sheet tips useful and practical, but they also give you a way to reuse something you might normally just throw away. Reusing something as small as a dryer sheet might not sound like much, but it all adds up! Anytime you can reuse something instead of throwing it out, you’re saving money and doing something good for the environment. What more could you want? :-)
So without further ado, here are 11 useful things you can do with a simple dryer sheet!
11 Brilliant Uses For Dryer Sheets
1. Ditch Deodorant Marks
No one wants to leave the house with unsightly deodorant marks on their shirt! Use a dryer sheet to quickly rub deodorant marks off your clothes. It’s quick and effective, and you’ll be out the door in no time!
2. Remove Crayon Marks
You can use a dryer sheet to help remove crayon marks from walls and tabletops. Just rub the crayon marks lightly with a clean dryer sheet, and the marks will disappear.
3. Clean Your Iron
You can use a dryer sheet to help remove gunk from the plate of your clothes iron. Lay a dryer sheet out on your ironing board, and set your iron to its lowest heat setting. Once it has warmed up, rub the iron over the dryer sheet until the residue is gone and the plate is clean.
4. Clean Up Pet Hair
Dryer sheets can be really helpful in your continual efforts to keep your home free of pet hair. Swipe dryer sheets across flooring, furniture, toys, lampshades, and even clothes to clean up pet hair!
5. Fix Problematic Scissors
Are your scissors not cutting as smoothly as they should be? A dryer sheet can help! Carefully rub a used dryer sheet over both of the blades of your scissors. The residue from the dryer sheet will act as a lubricant of sorts, and your scissors should cut more smoothly and effectively.
6. Clean Bugs Off Your Car
Use a damp dryer sheet to gently scrub away bugs from your car’s windshield and front bumper. The fabric is abrasive enough to remove stubborn bug marks, but not so harsh that it will damage your car’s paint or finish.
7. Remove & Repel Dust
Using dryer sheets for dusting works wonderfully! Not only do the sheets pick up dust, but they also leave behind a residue that can help repel dust in the future. Use dryer sheets to dust baseboards, crown molding, cabinets, and even electronics!
8. Make Firestarters
Place used dryer sheets (and dryer lint, if you have some!) into a cardboard tube from a roll of toilet paper or paper towels. Fold or pinch the ends of the tube to keep the contents inside. Light one end of the firestarter, and you’ll have a fire going in no time!
9. Eliminate Soap Scum
Dryer sheets are surprisingly effective at removing soap scum. Just dampen a used dryer sheet with a few drops of water, then scrub away soap scum on your shower door, shower curtain, sink and tile. The gunk will practically slide off!
10. Soil Saver
Place a few used dryer sheets at the bottom of a pot the next time you pot a plant or flowers. The dryer sheets will help keep the soil from falling out of the drainage holes, while still allowing water to pass through.
11. Fight Hair Static
Rub a dryer sheet on the inside of your favorite hats (or even directly on your hair). This will help prevent your hair from getting all static-y when you take off your hat.
Do you have any of your own unexpected uses for dryer sheets?