In a world where supermarket aisles are stocked full of expensive sprays, cleaners, and devices to scrub a million different areas of your home, it’s nice to know that there are extremely useful hacks that can help cut down on costs.
There are so many brilliant hacks that can make life easier, like using shaving cream to defog your mirrors. And when I spotted how this household item could be used in a number of different ways, I was absolutely floored!
I never expected to find one of the most helpful household tools in my laundry room, but dryer sheets can actually help with everything from cleaning, to improving smells, to eliminating stains.
Most of these alternative dryer sheet uses came as a complete surprise to me — I can’t wait to give them a shot!
Scroll through below to see just how easily you can improve your own life with dryer sheets.
There are few things worse than old food that won’t scrub off of a pan. Simply soak the pan overnight in hot water with a dryer sheet. The next day, use the dryer sheet to easily wipe away any food residue that might be left.
You can also keep your thread knot-free with a dryer sheet. By dragging your needle through the sheet, the thread will stop sticking to itself, and will be less likely to get tangled.
Vacuums are supposed to keep your house clean, but after years and years of sucking up dust and dirt, they tend to start smelling a bit musty. By adding a used dryer sheet to the vacuum bag, you can make your whole house smell like fabric softener.
White deodorant marks are a real pain, and trying to wipe them away with tissues just leaves more white marks. However, a used dryer sheet is a great way to get rid of deodorant marks quickly and easily.
You can remove dust from window blinds quickly with a used dryer sheet, by closing the blinds and wiping vertically. Then, simply repeat this process with the blinds open all the way.
Especially as the weather gets colder, hair static can be hard to combat. Rub a dryer sheet on the bristles of your brush to help tame those static fly-aways.