Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Used Dryer Sheets Can Be Useful!

I was surprised to see how many uses are out there for dryer sheets besides the obvious use for laundry.  I loved these ideas for reusing the dryer sheets after their time in the dryer. 

Dry erase board erasers.

Place in shoes to freshen.

Place in suitcases, purses, backpacks or anything else that get put up for a bit.

Place in hampers, bottom of trash cans, drawers and more for a fresh scent.

Use as dusters- if nothing else use them to dust the top of your washer and dryer and to clean the lint trap on the dryer.

Place in vacuum bag or the canister of a bag less vacuum to combat to the usual smell from the vacuum.

Use it to dust your television screen. The anti-static chemicals in a dryer sheet will help to repel dust and lint.

Use old dryer sheets to easily wipe up talcum powder, flour, sheetrock dust, sawdust, and other messes.

Run a sheet over a piece of thread when you're doing sewing tasks. The thread won't tangle up as easy.

Get rid of pet hair on clothes on furniture by rubbing the area with a used dryer sheet.

Keep dust and other contaminants off your glass computer screen by carefully wiping it with an old sheet.

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!

Are your scissors not cutting as smooth as they should? Wipe the blades clean with a used dryer sheet to remedy this problem.

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!

Some of these ideas came from 20 Innovative Ways to Recycle Used Dryer Sheets.


  1. I have also hung them from my little trees to keep the deer away as they don't like the smell - looked weird, but it worked!

  2. I have found a used dryer sheet and a little spray cleaner (I love the Method tub and tile cleaner) clean my shower door better than anything I have ever tried!! I was very surprised.