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25 Uses for Dryer Sheets You Need To Know

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For a long time, I’ve found all sorts of uses for dryer sheets. I love the smell, but I also need to make money go as far as I can.

That’s why I do a lot more with (new and used) dryer sheets than simply toss them in my laundry.

25 Genius uses for Dryer Sheets that you probably never knew about

25 Uses for Dryer Sheets

1. Shine up chrome. Dampen a used dryer sheet and shine up the bathroom faucet or toaster.

2. Keep your scissors sharp by wiping the blades with a used sheet between uses.

3. Buh-bye pet hair!  Rub a dryer sheet over your sofa, bed, etc and it’ll gather up all that hair from your fur baby.

4. Clean oven racks. Soak them overnight in some Dawn dishwashing liquid with some dryer sheets thrown in. The dirt and grime will wipe off easy the next day.

5. Put them in your drawers and they’ll make your clothes smell fresh and clean for a long time.

6. Ward off gnats and mosquitoes. Put a fresh sheet in your pocket and leave a little sticking out. Those flying little monsters don’t like the smell. Same with Mice!

7. A used dryer sheet is the best dusting cloth ever. Shelves, floors, lamps, you name it.

8. Dirty pots and pans are no match for a dryer sheet. Soak your pan in water, dishwashing soap, and a dryer sheet for about an hour.

That burned on goo that was stuck before will come right off.

9. One of the great uses for dryer sheets is the smelly shoes solution. Cut a fresh sheet in half and put one half in each shoe.

10. Clean paint brushes. Soak the in warm water with a dryer sheet for a couple hours.

11. Banish soap scum on shower doors. One of the uses for dryer sheets most people don’t know is how to use them to clean shower doors. Just wet a fresh sheet and scrub. They’re amazing.

12. Flyaway hair can be tamed by rubbing a used dryer sheet on your hair.

13. Discourage dust from accumulating on your TV by wiping it down with a used sheet.

14. Instantly make your car smell better by placing a fresh dryer sheet under a seat.

15. Got deodorant streaks on your shirt? Rub it off with a dryer sheet!

16. Get rid of toilet bowl rings by scrubbing with used dryer sheets.

17. Pop a dryer sheet inside your folded sheets to make sure they have that “just washed” fresh smell when you make a bed.

18. Keep a dryer sheet in your stored luggage. It won’t smell musty when you need to use it.

19. Hide dryer sheets around your house to make everything smell fresh and clean.

You can put them under sofa cushions, in baskets, anywhere you can find a hiding place.

20. Wipe your blinds down with dryer sheets once a month. It’ll help repel dust accumulation.

21. Dust and clean baseboards by rubbing them with a used dryer sheet.

22. Used dryer sheets packed in empty toilet paper rolls make great fire starters.

23. Clean hairbrushes by soaking them in warm water with a dryer sheet. Fresh and clean!

24. Send one with your kiddo to place in their school locker. It’ll smell so much better!

25. Make your own Swiffer pads. All you need is a few dryer sheets and you’re good to go.

The BEST uses for Dryer Sheets

Do you have more uses for dryer sheets?

Please tell me what they are? I want to know and I’m sure readers want to know, too!

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Love all these ideas, plus take one place under edge of the grate of your floor heating register in winter. When furnace comes on you get an air freshener also.

Run a hot iron over a fresh dryer sheet and all gunk on the iron sole plate will transfer to the dryer sheet – clean soleplate and no iron grunge transferred to your clothes

I have 2 dogs and when I vacuum my smells like dog so I put dryer sheets in the vacuum and it smell great after 

I presently do not have a cat. However, a friend & I were discussing household odors and thought a dryer sheet used in the filter holder atop an enclosed litter box might help. 

Got this trick of an aircraft engineer, works great.
Get rid of stubborn insect marks on your car. Place a tumble dryer sheet inside a squirty bottle with a little water enough to cover sheet, shake the bottle up. Then squirt the stubborn stain and use another sheet to wipe of stain and it doesn’t scratch your paintwork.

Wonderful new tips, thanks so much. I also use them in between blankets store in cupboards and underwear’s drawers.

Love the shoe tip, could also put strips in purses, folded scarves, winter gloves and your sock drawer.

Put them in your mailbox keeps spiders away.

They are great for vacuuming fold and put in filter compartment and vac your room will smell great !!!!

We go to Florida every year & bring back shells. After giving the shells a good cleaning in Clorox & water & dry out in the sun, I pack them in foil containers from Dollar Tree & place a dryer sheet along with bubble wrap for the journey home. Never a bad smell. 

I live close to a field and obviously field mice. I keep a dryer sheet in kitchen drawers and cabinets  and have not seen signs of mice in there since I started doing this

We put a bunch of them in our RV over the winter when it is stored. Keeps the mice and rodent out! Thanks for all the times!

I do the same. When spring comes, I take the sheets out of the rv and use recycle them by using in the dryer.

I use the used sheets in my window tracks. It keeps the dirt and dust build up down and cleaning is a breeze. You just replace with more used dryer sheets. Dust off my lamp shades with them also.

Carla, do you just lay them in the track and leave them there or do you just use then to wipe/clean them ou t?

Put in mailbox or paper box to.krep.out ants etc

My mechanic put dryer sheets in my trunk and under the hood of my car. The mice was chewing my hoses.

You can use them as a dust filter on your computer’s vents also.

I use dryer sheet in the cat litter cover where you put a new filter in. No more buying filters for the lid.

I use them to clean the bugs off the front of my truck. 

Using a dryer sheet to remove bugs on the front bumper or side mirrors of a car. Easiest solution I have found. 

My husband and I use them to clean bugs off of our motorcycles after a long ride. Get the bike and the dryer sheet wet then wipe away the bugs. Works like charm. 

When I’m taking clothes out of the dryer, I use the ‘already used’ dryer sheet from that load to clean the lint off the lint screen – comes off quickly and easily!


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