Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets

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Instructables must read my mind sometimes.  I was having problems with my thread tangling for a project I am working on and they sent me a great article about 10 uses for dryer sheets by Jessyratfink.  One of them is this:

Keep Thread Tangle Free

I actually prefer to use beeswax for this, but if you don’t have any around, you can use a new or used dryer sheet to keep your thread from tangling.  Thread a needle and then drag it through a dryer sheet to stop the thread from sticking to itself. It works great and your sewing will smell a little nicer for a bit.

She has some other amazing uses for Dryer Sheets including removing dead bugs from your car and freshening while you vacuum.

Dryer sheets can pretty easily clean bugs off your car’s grill, hood, mirrors and windshield. You can use new or used dryer sheets for this, too! There’s a load of debate about whether or not it scratches the paint, but I’ve never seen any damage. 🙂

To do this, spray the car down with either water or a mild cleaner and then use the dryer sheet to scrub. Viola!

You can add half a fresh dryer sheet to your vacuum bag or canister to make the house smell great while vacuuming! Normally the dryer sheet is not strong enough to scent the air, but you’ll find the air smells cleaner. In my case, it totally gets rid of the dog smell the vacuum tends to take on!

This unusual use works really really well – the house will smell extra clean once you’re done! It’s especially useful if you have pets. I normally end up using both halves of the sheet as I have to empty the canister halfway due to a crazy abundance of dog hair.

I like the keeping thread tangle free the best though.

To read all 10 uses for Dryer Sheets check out the full Instructable article.

-Toni

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