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Alternate Uses for Dryer Sheets
Thanks to Tom Schuckman!!

...and all this time I've just been putting dryer sheets in the dryer.

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.

2. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

3. Repels mosquitoes.  Tie a dryer sheet through a belt loop outdoors during mosquito season.

4. Eliminates static electricity from your television screen.  Since dryer sheets are designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used dryer sheet to keep dust from resettling.

5. Clean shower doors with a dryer sheet to dissolve soap scum.

6. Freshen the air in your home.  Place an individual dryer sheet in a drawer or hang in the closet, or put a sheet in the vacuum cleaner before vacuuming.

7. Prevent thread from tangling.  Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet before beginning to sew.

8. Prevent musty suitcases.  Place an individual dryer sheet inside empty luggage before storing.

9. Freshen the air in your car.  Place a dryer sheet under the front seat.

10. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan.  Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean.  The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

11. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets.  Place a dryer sheet at the bottom of the wastebasket.

12. Collect cat hair.  Rubbing the area with a dryer sheet will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

13. Eliminate static electricity from venetian blinds.  Wipe the blinds with a dryer sheet to prevent dust from resettling.

14. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering.  A used dryer sheet will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

15. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry.  Place an individual dryer sheet at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

16. Deodorize shoes or sneakers.  Place a dryer sheet in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

17. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them.  It will keep them smelling fresh.

18. Golfers, mail carriers, and youth sports participants put a dryer sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees/yellow jackets away.

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