Awesome Dryer Sheet Hacks You Need To Know
Are you looking for ways to reuse those dryer sheers? I have several dryer sheet hacks that you need to know and can start using today.
People think dryer sheets always have to go in the dryer. But history shows that was never the case. Dryer sheets are a handy cleaning tool, but they don’t have to stay in the laundry room. Here are several different household uses for dryer sheets, from deodorizing drawers to cleaning scrub brushes. Read this list to find out how to use a dryer sheet in the kitchen. Watch this video.
Today we’re going to be talking about some dryer sheet hacks some of these will be with new and some of them will be with used dryer sheets it’s really your preference which you prefer to use.
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1. Sharpen Your Scissors
If you’ve got some scissors and they’re just kind of gunky or they’re just not cutting, well grab one of those dryer sheets and rub it along the scissors. It’ll clean them up and sharpen them.
2. Get rid of Shoe Odor
This is a really great hack for shoe odors cut a dryer sheet in half and place one in each of the shoes. This will help keep them smelling fresh and the odors down.
3. Make Your Own Static Guard and Insect Spray
Pour some water into a container place a dryer sheet in the container with the water and let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. The longer you let it soak the better because it lets the fragrance out.
Then pour the whole thing into a spray bottle and add the lid, and it’s ready to use. What you have created is something that releases static cling so simply take the mixture and spray it on your clothes and it will release the static. You can also use it in your hair if you have static in your hair or anywhere
Do dryer sheets deter bugs?
It also works as a wonderful to repel bugs, insects, and mosquitos in the summertime especially if you use lavender scent.
4. Clean Burnt Pots and Pans
Now, this is a pan that I made some stew in and the bottom is burnt so here’s a little easy hack with those dryer sheets.
Start by filling it up with water, add some Dawn dish soap, place the dryer sheet inside, and go ahead and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes at minimum The more it is burnt on the longer it’ll need to set.
Take your dryer sheet and wipe out the inside and scrub away all the gunk. It’ll clean right up.
5. Shine Up Stainless
I’m going to take another dryer sheet and wipe it around the outside to release all of the fingerprints and marks from the stainless steel.
While I’m at it I’m also going to go ahead and clean out my sink from all the gunk and debris and it shines that sink right up.
6. Use for Dusting
These dryer sheets are fantastic for dusting they work great on TVs and computers. It works kind of like static, and it pulls the dust right off of those surfaces.
You can also use these to dust just about anywhere in your home.
You might like my dusting hacks at Easy Dusting Hacks That Will Save You Time
7. Use as an air freshener
You can hide dryer sheets in several places in your home to keep your home smelling fresh. I’ll be placing it into my couch and I just stick it way down in there and it will keep the room smelling fresh and you’ll never know it’s there. I’ll just change them out every once in a while.
8. Shine Faucets
Can dryer sheets be used for cleaning?
Use a damp dryer sheet and you can use it to polish up your faucets.
9. Clean Your sinks
While you’re at it go ahead and clean your entire sink. It’ll be amazing how it cleans off the soap scum Gunk and other items that are sitting around your faucet.
10 Deodorize your trashcan
When you’re finished take that dryer sheet and throw it in your trash can. It’ll keep your trashcan smelling fresh. You can add these to your kitchen garbage cans as well.
You might also be interested in reading my post on odor removal How to Quickly and Easily Remove Odors in Your Home
11. Use it as a bathroom air freshener
Can dryer sheets be used as air freshener?
Another way to keep your bathroom smelling fresh is to fold up a dryer sheet and place it into the tube of your toilet paper roll. Then place the toilet paper roll back in it’ll keep that room smelling fresh.
12. Clean up Soap Scum
Do dryer sheets clean shower doors?
If you’ve got soap scum on your shower door, these dryer sheets are a great way to clean the soap scum. It’s important to make sure that the dryer sheet is damp first because it’ll release some of the residues that are inside the dryer sheet to help work against the soap scum. It kind of is like soap working against soap and taking it right off.
Once you get it all scrubbed up go ahead and rinse it completely.
You can find my other bathroom cleaning tips at How To Deep Clean Your Bathroom Using Natural Cleansers
13. Use it as a Floor Duster or broom
I grabbed this velcro base from the dollar store. I place two dryer sheets on them and tucked them into the spots on the other side to hold them in place. I put the handle in. What I’ve made myself is an easy broom
14. Use in Dresser drawers like a sachet
Why do people put dryer sheets in drawers?
Take those dryer sheets and add them to your drawers it’ll keep your clothes smelling nice and fresh.
15. Keep sheets and linen Closets smelling Fresh
Keep your sheets smelling fresh by folding the first sheet, placing the dryer sheet in the middle, and then placing the next sheet on top of the pillowcase.
Then put the whole set into another pillowcase this will keep your entire set together which is great for storage. With the dryer sheet in there, I’ll keep it smelling nice and fresh for when you’re ready to use them.
16. Keep Luggage and Gym Bags Smelling clean
Place a dryer sheet in your luggage and gym bags when you’re storing it next time you open it will smell nice and fresh.
17. Clean your Blinds
Use old dryer sheets to wipe down your blinds it works great and works just like that static again pulling that dust right off there and into the dryer sheet.
18. CLean up Pet hair
Use dryer sheets to remove animal hair from furniture, and clothing. You might also like my pet hair removal tip in this post DIY Hairspray Hacks
19. Store in your car, crawl space, etc
Keep the squirrels, and mice away by placing dryer sheets in your car and storage places.
20. Clean your Baseboards
Do dryer sheets keep dust off baseboards?
As you placed the dryer sheets on the dollar store swifter earlier, you can use that same concept to clean your baseboards and get rid of cobwebs. You can find my other dusting hacks at Easy Dusting Hacks That Will Save You Time
21. Keep the mildew smell away
Will dryer sheets help with musty smell?
Place dryer sheets in places that tend to have musty odors. Places like old wooden boxes and furniture, basements, etc.
22. Blot up STains
Use old dryer sheets to blot up stains and spills quickly.
23. Get rid of a Deodorant Stain
If you get a deodorant stain on your clothes, grab a dryer sheet and rub it against the grain of the fabric. The stain will come right off.
24. Add a Dryer sheet to your vacuum cleaner
Place a dryer sheet inside your vacuum bag and the air that circulates will push out that nice fresh scent. You can find my vacuum cleaning hacks at 13 Super Cool Vacuum Cleaning Hacks for Your Home
25. Clean your ceiling fans
You can clean dust and dirt off of your cleaning fans by using a little elbow grease and wiping down those blades. Can’t reach it? No problem, use that broom from the baseboards and floor to reach and wipe them down. You can find the tutorial of this fan update at Update Your Ceiling Fan
26. Keep some dryer sheets with our camping gear
These are great to put in your tents to keep the gnats and bugs away. They’re also great to keep bugs and rodents out of your sleeping bags when you’re not using them.
27. Clean your car glass
Use a dryer sheet to clean your windshields, headlights, and mirrors. You can see my other car cleaning tips at 13 Amazing and Easy Car Cleaning Tips and More
28. Clean your oven racks
Place your oven racks in a bathtub on a towel. Fill the tub until the water covers the racks. Add Dawn soap and dryer sheets and let soak for 8 hours. Use the sheets to wipe the grease and grime right off. You can find the full tutorial at Spring Cleaning, Easy Kitchen Deep Clean Using All Natural Cleaners with Video
What are some dryer sheet hacks you know?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Who knew you could do all those things with a dryer sheet? Love the burnt pan hack. Thanks for the tips Chas.
The dryer sheet hacks were so informative….I had no idea! Thanks so much
Thanks for all the Dryer Sheets Tips, Tricks and Hacks! I’m always looking for any deep cleaning HOW TO’S…. I use dryer Sheets in my washer for every load not only does it help with lent that builds up in the washer from getting on your clothes it helps with static before they go into the dryer, and for the clothing that doesn’t go in the dryer and I have to hang them to line dry.. I’m desperately searching for a Hack that cleans my hair brush? I know there has to be something easier than the regular old school way of pulling the hair off the bristles, but it doesn’t remove the lint from my brush. I have very thick hair and so much hair, and my daughter has the same hair problem and she definitely has my genes. It is and does get expensive replacing our hair brushes every month or every other month. Please Help me out with this one….. Thanks for sharing ALL OF YOUR AWESOME IDEAS, TIPS, TRICKS AND HACKS!! KEEP THEM COMING PLEASE, YOUR TRULY AN AMAZING WOMAN!!
You are so very sweet, thank you so much for the kind words. I’ll dig into removing hair from a hairbrush and see if I can figure out an easy way.
I have seen a hack that you press a dryer sheet down over the bristles, you cut the over hanging dryer sheet. Then when hair is accumulated just pull the sheet off and off comes the hair. As you brush, It also prevents you from having the static cling in your hair, specially in winter.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Chas, THANK YOU for the dryer sheet hacks. I use them to get the bugs off the front of my car. It is an awesome hack. I did not know about many of your hacks, but I surely will be trying them. Thanks
You are most welcome 🙂