25 brilliant and unsuspected uses for dryer sheets

They are practical around the house.

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The fabric softener sheets are almost magical! They can be used everywhere in the house to dust, to remove static cling, to wash chrome and even to perfume the house. But we can do so much more with these special sheets!

They are economical and in addition they are reusable! You can reuse your fabric softener sheets. Discover everything you can do with these sheets. You will see that they are really useful, whether old or new !

Here are 25 brilliant uses for dryer sheets:

1) Your scissors will always be very sharp if you wipe the blades with a used sheet between uses.

2) Used and moistened sheets are very useful to shine up the chrome of the faucet or the toaster.

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3) Remove pet hair from the couch by rubbing a sheet of fabric softener!

4) Did you burn a pan? Add a few sheets of fabric softener into the pan, add some dish soap and about 2.5 cm of hot water and soak for 1 to 2 hours. All the burnt-on food will come off easily.

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5) Soak the oven racks all night in dish soap, water and dryer sheets. In the morning, all the dirt and grime will come off easily.

6) Put them in your drawers and they’ll make your clothes smell fresh and clean for a long time.

7) Mosquitoes and midges do not like the smell of dryer sheets. Add some in your pockets when you go camping or make a campfire to avoid getting bitten.

8) A used dryer sheet is the best dusting cloth ever. Shelves, floors, lamps, you name it. And it's an easy way to get rid of static cling!

9) Remove bad odors from shoes, cut a fresh sheet in half and put one half in each shoe.

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10) Clean paint brushes. Soak them in warm water with a dryer sheet for a couple hours.

11) Dust the blinds with dryer sheets once a month. Avoid the accumulation of dust.

12) Hide dryer sheets around your house to make everything smell fresh and clean. You can put them in the cushions of the sofa, in baskets, wherever you can.

13) Remove soap scum from shower doors by wetting dryer sheets.

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14) Flyaway hair can be tamed by rubbing a used dryer sheet on your hair.

15) Avoid dust on all your electronic devices: TV, computer, radio, etc., wipe them with new or used dryer sheets.

16) Instantly make your car smell better by placing a new dryer sheet under a seat.

17) Remove traces of deodorant from a sweater or shirt by rubbing it with a new dryer sheet.

18) Get rid of toilet bowl rings by scrubbing with used dryer sheets.

19) Insert fresh dryer sheets between your bath towels to give them a nice scent. Do the same thing with your bed sheets.

20) Add a dryer sheet in your boxes stored in the attic, or in the garage so there is no musty smell.

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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.

24) Add a dryer sheet in your child's school bag! His/her bag will smell so much better!

25) Make your own "Swiffer pads". All you need is a few dryer sheets and you’re good to go.

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