22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home
Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways to use dryer sheets to keep all sorts of things smelling fresh, plus how to use used dryer sheets to make cleaning tasks easier.
You can see much more clearly when you’re sawing and sanding if you first rub your plastic safety glasses and face shields with a used fabric softener sheet, which makes wood dust a lot less clingy. The key is to use a sheet that’s been through a drying cycle. It’ll be gentler and less laden with softener. Thanks to Family Handyman writer Travis Larson for this demystifying tip.
Bugs On a Car
Toilet Paper Roll
Floor Dusting Cloths
Company is coming and you’re all out of disposable floor dusting pads. Solution? Grab a used dryer sheet, install it on the sweeper and say goodbye to those dust bunnies.
When you pull out the vacuum for serious cleaning, check the filter. If it’s dirty, here’s how to change it.
Keep Linens Fresh
Freshen Shoes and Boots
Air Vents and Fans
Protecting Delicate Objects
Rinse and Dry Oven Racks
To clean baked-on grime off oven racks, put them in the bathtub with some dish detergent and just enough water to cover them. Then spread a layer of dry sheets over the racks and let them soak overnight. By morning all the grime should have loosened, and rubbing a scrub sponge or even the wet dryer sheets over the racks will remove the buildup easily. Drain the tub, and use the showerhead to give the racks a good rinse. Dry and they’re ready to go back into the clean oven. Plus: 50 crazy-cool things you never knew you could do with toothpaste.