Not just for laundry: 10 uses for dryer sheets to freshen up your home
Dryer sheets are a staple in many laundry rooms. They cut out musty smells in laundry and make clothes easier to iron. But did you know that dryer sheets have many other uses as well?
1. Air Freshener
If you have air conditioning or a fan, you can place a dryer sheet in front of it and your whole house will soon smell fresh and clean.
2. Pet Hair Remover
A dryer sheet is a good way to collect hair from a shedding pet. The anti-static quality of the sheets makes the hair stick to them. All you have to do is wipe over your pet with a dryer sheet and not only will you have less fur floating around, your pet will also smell freshly laundered.
3. Fight Static
A particularly great attribute of dryer sheets is that they combat static. If you're trying to get rid of fuzz from your clothes and they're suddenly filled with static electricity, don't despair: dryer sheets will get rid of the static in no time.
4. Hard-to-Beat Car Smell
If you have a rank smelling car, here's an easy trick: leave a few dryer sheets in your car overnight and wake up to a fresh automobile.
5. Musty Drawers No More
Musty smells have a tendency to settle into dresser drawers. But dryer sheets can fix that too! Just leave a few tucked among your clothes overnight and the smell will disappear.
6. Pets and their "Smells"
Dryer sheets are also great at getting rid of pet smells. No matter how sweet and cuddly your fluffball is, they tend to leave an array of smells in their wake. Dryer sheets can quickly take care of any lingering aromas.
7. Body odour
Have you ever thought of putting dryer sheets in your sports bag or hamper? Say farewell to the smell of sweaty clothes!
— Lola J Schiess (@LolaJS) June 18, 2016
8. Prevent Mosquito Bites
The smell of dryer sheets defends against mosquitoes. The scent throws off their orientation and they won't know who to bite. So make sure you have a few handy next time you spend an evening outdoors.
9. Do it like a Professional Duster
Window sills, hard-to-reach corners — dust loves to gather in these places. A dryer sheet can help clear your surfaces by trapping the dust instantly instead of letting it settle.
— Discern Living (@discernliving) May 29, 2016
10. Clean Grill
Dryer sheets are great for cleaning car bodies. They remove insects, dirt and grime without leaving any streaks! Simply wipe a sheet across your car and the paint will be left glistening in the sunlight.
— Mossy of Picayune (@mossysuperstore) May 17, 2016
So if you have a few extra dryer sheets laying around, make sure you hang on to them because they are super useful. Even old dryer sheets can be reused for some of these tricks!