Chris Gardner

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Comments - 25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets

Cheryl farsad on Jun 16, 2016:

I used dryer pads for alternative uses and developed a life threatening autoimmune disease. They are extremely toxic.

Marla Gunter on May 26, 2016:

Another use for used dryer sheets
.26 Great for Straining paint for Air Brush and other paint related to be strained.

Katie on Aug 25, 2014:

No dryer sheets in my house. The chemicals and smells are horrible. I hate to think of their environmental impact. Ewwwwww.

JT on Jun 19, 2014:

I cleaned out the light socket on my stove hood with a dryer sheet, and suddenly it was working again, when it had not worked before.

Anonymous on Nov 04, 2013:

Road tar on your car?  A damp dryer sheeet (I used a new one - don't know about used, but will try it next time) takes it off beautifully with no harm to the paint or chrome and very little effort.

Pattie on Oct 13, 2013:

I never know if on all of these tips am I suppose to use fresh or used dryer sheets

Anonymous on Oct 13, 2013:

I never know if on all of these tip if I am suppose to use a fresh softener sheet or a used one.

Britt on Sep 20, 2013:

Also buffs out scuff marks on motorcycle helmets :)

Anonymous on Aug 22, 2013:

Am I wrong but it says to wipe up pet hair from furnuture. .as in animals sheds on my furniture. Not on the pets.. don't get angry if you read wrong..

a.r.g. on Jun 29, 2013:

Dryer sheets and other artificial scented products (glade, frebreez, etc) are extremely toxic! My husband broke out in a horrific rash from head to toe from the use of glad plug ins. Be careful with these types of products.

Anonymous on Jun 02, 2013:

I use cut up used dryer sheets when plantin gin a flower pot.  Simply cut the sheets into pieces just large enough to conver the drainage hole.  This keeps the dirt from washing out. Worried about the toxicity? Don't put it in any plant that will be used for food.

Anonymous on May 05, 2013:

I have used dryer sheets to take crayon off my walls! And to clean out a tar-like substance from my sink. Possibly a substitute for magic erasers?

Mandy on May 02, 2013:

Another use for dryer sheets that I have been using for years is to use a dryer sheet on your brush. I keep dryer sheets that have been used once or twice and put it on my brush and cut it down to size of my brush afterwards. I brush my hair with it and my hair stays soft, it makes my hair static free, it smooths fly aways, and leaves hair smelling good all the time.

Trish on Oct 30, 2012:

These are great tips everyone! I'm now on Disability and every penny counts.Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us.Very Helpful!! Keep on sending more ideas.

Marilynn C. on Oct 13, 2012:

I use used sheets to remove nail polish (with nailpolish remover ) . Its just abrasive enough to strip off all the polish fast, and then just thow them out !

Lauren on Sep 01, 2012:

All these uses listed are for USED dryer sheets. Unused dryer sheets are far too concentrated in order to safely and comfortably use on humans or pets. Recycled dryer sheets are perfectly fine.

Maria on May 14, 2012:

They also remove hard-water spots on glass shower door beautifully.

Anonymous on May 14, 2012:

I have some old liquid fabric softner and hate to throw it out but I don't like the smell.  If I pour it around the house, will it keep the sugar ants out?

Deb J on Mar 28, 2012:

They work wonderful to clean the bottom of a sticky iron.  When iron is cold, put just a little water on the dryer sheet to make it damp, and use it to clean the bottom of the iron.  I could not believe how well this works!!

nicky on Mar 12, 2012:

Brenda;  Thanks for the excellent "Swiffer" tip!

Brenda on Mar 11, 2012:

I save my used dryer sheets in a mason jar on top of my dryer.  I use them on my dry swiffer mop.  It's unbelievable how well they attract pet hair!  Now I don't have to buy expensive swiffers and I get double use out of my dryer sheets.  Love it!

Loretta on Feb 24, 2012:

I read a tip the other day that recommended using a dryer sheet to wipe baseboards and door trim, shines it up and repels dust so you don't have to clean them so often. 

Anonymous on Dec 02, 2011:

Tennis balls in the dryer with clothes also remove static from clothing AND fluff pillows.

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