Surprising New Uses for Dryer Sheets

Hidden tricks behind the laundry room's most valuable product


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Dryer Sheet as Iron Cleaner


Remove gunk from the soleplate of an iron. With the setting on low, rub the iron over the dryer sheet until the residue disappears, and you're left with a pristine press.


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Dryer Sheet as Shoe Freshener


Roll up one sheet per slipper, sneaker, or loafer, insert, and forget about stinky shoes. (Bonus uses: Toss them in hampers, on closet shelves, in diaper bags.)

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Dryer Sheet as Static Stopper


Stop static cling on clothes-or tame flyaway hair-by rubbing a sheet over the problem area.

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Dryer Sheet as Sawdust Clearer

An easy way to keep the work area clean. Saw dust at a work station sweeps up so fast with one pass of a used fabric softener sheet.


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Dryer Sheet as Thread Detangler
To prevent tangles, run a threaded needle through a sheet before you begin stitching.


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Dryer Sheet as a Scum Buster

Remove obstinate soap buildup from glass shower doors by sprinkling a few drops of water onto a used fabric-softener sheet and scrubbing.

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Dryer Sheet as a Drawer Sachet

If fabric-softener sheets make your clothes smell nice in the dryer, just think about what they could do in your dresser. Slip a few fresh ones between folded clothes.

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