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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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I use an old one to wipe away the accumulated cat hair and long from my fryer vent and screen. Does it quick and keeps it inside the sheet on the way to the trash can!

That was supposed to read Lint, not long!

Possibly”…. and lint from my dryer vent and screen.”

Just recently discovered that dryer sheets, when placed under pet food bowls, will repel ants! It really worked until the scent wore off. It didn’t seem to bother my cat at all. I place a them under the bowls; I used a few to create a perimeter around the bowls and so happy there were no ants. They took off once I put the dryer sheets down. I’m going to use them in the pantry near the sugar or anywhere else when ants show up.

Wipe down your stainless steel sinks for a beautiful shine!

mouse problem poke a few sheets in their entrance hole, yard work, dead branches sitting a wile, poke some dryer sheets in there spiders hate the smell.

I use the used drier sheets for my long haired dog by poking the comb through a sheet and after combing is done simply pull the sheet off comb and fur comes right off and toss away leaving a lovely smelling dog !

Have ants in your mailbox? Please new dryer sheet flat in bottom of mailbox and you will have no more ant (or other insect) problem. Replace sheet every couple of months for permanent solution.

Dryer sheets are great for cleaning the lint off your screen in the dryer.  Lint doesn’t fly all over

Use with acetone to soak off acrylic nails

I put one in my mail box and it kept the spiders away all summer.

Get the white stuff off your clothes after you wash and dry them with a used dryer sheet.

Thank you for these tips. 

How do u repel mice with them ?

I use a dryer sheet to wipe away static cling when wearing a long sweater cardigan and my slacks have static.

keep a dryer sheet in a sandwich bag in your purse or backpack. If wearing a dress and it gets static cling rub your under garments or slip or nylons with it and static cling will be no more. Has saved me when in executive meetings many times.

Put in a/c filter grill for fresh smell throughout your house

When packing our summer patio furniture away we put alot of bounce sheets all around in the trunk where we store our cushions, have done this ALWAYS & when unloading for the warm weather, smell SO fresh & NO sign of mice been around, also USE BOUNCE for EVERYTHING.

Cleaning your Iron,  used or new place down on ironing board run it over the sheet then run over a clean cloth. May repeat several times,

Wrap Christmas tree decorations In a used sheet for storage. 

I put dryer sheets in my floor vents.  They act as an additional filter, and make the house smell wonderful.  Replace every few weeks.  Just slip one under those two wings that open/close the vent.

The are great to remove bugs from the front of your car..simply wet a scrub. It softens and removes them even after the sun a baked them on for days.


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