{Home & Garden} A multi-tasking dryer sheet & GIVEAWAY!

I’ve talked about using Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets
to help with your linen storage, and also here. And also share the tip I learned about cutting them in half can save a few pennies in your budget without sacrificing. But did you know there are a multitude of ways you can use dryer sheets? I really do love when one product can multi task for so many others…or when it as an unexpected hidden talent.

I was really curious what else Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets (which of course would apply to almost any dryer sheet) would do, so I did what any self respecting mom would do, I Googled my question and found lots of very helpful ideas….

Here are some of my most favorite:

Substitute a dryer sheet for a tack cloth Tack cloths are designed to pick up all traces of sawdust on a woodworking project (like when I was sanding the kids bunk bed and should have done this but didn’t, kicking.self) before you paint or varnish it, you can substitute an unused dryer fabric softener sheet and it will attract sawdust and hold it like a magnet. {Who knew!  This is a great tip for all you DIY home improvers}

Renew grubby stuffed toys (or large comforters) Wash the items in the washing machine set on gentle cycle, then place in the dryer along with a pair of old tennis shoes and a fabric softener sheet, and they will come out fluffy and silky-soft. {My sister in law swears by using 2 tennis balls rather than the shoes. And I pretty much trust everything she says…FYI.}

Who knew a fabric softener sheet could Buff chrome to a brilliant shine? You can buff up the shine on any chrome surface with a used dryer softener sheet.{Love this hidden talent.  I’m always battling the little kiddo fingerprints all over the bathroom faucet handles. Giving this a try for sure.}

Wipe soap scum from shower door You can wipe  soap scum away with a used dryer fabric softener sheet. {I would love to do away with the little shower squeegy. Let me at that door!}

Repel dust from electrical appliances Because the sheets are designed to reduce static cling, they remove the dust, and keep it from resettling for several days or more. {Love this!!!}

So for these reasons, as well as so many more I read about, these fabric softener sheets have just earned a spot in the cleaning cabinet.  I would LOVE to hear what other uses you have for Dryer Sheets. And I’ve got a $25 Visa Gift Cad to GIVEAWAY! Just leave your use in the comment below…or if you’re like me, let us know you were clueless before now :-)

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{Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Church & Dwight Co., Inc. the maker of Arm & Hammer branded products, who is compensating me to try different products.  But is not paying me for a positive review. The opinions are 120% my own. Save $1.00 on Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets. And be sure to head over to The Switch & Save Challenge for the chance to win $25,000}

22 thoughts on “{Home & Garden} A multi-tasking dryer sheet & GIVEAWAY!”

  1. I’ve heard that you can clean a baked-on-gunky pan by filling it with hot water and letting it soak with a dryer sheet. But I haven’t tried it, and I definitely didn’t know about the tips you wrote about. I’m going to go dust my house with a dryer sheet!

  2. I put them at the bottom of my trash cans between the can and the trash bag so we don’t have stinky trash.

  3. I take used dryer sheets and put them into a pot that I am soaking in the sink to help remove cooked on residue. Once it has soaked for a while, I use the dryer sheet to loosen the cooked on mess. Makes clean up so much easier and saves me from having to use steel wool pads on my cookware.

  4. Rub drier sheets on arms and legs and place a few outside during barbecues and outdoor get-togethers to keep bees away!

  5. Use a dryer sheet to control crazy hair! Gently smooth a dryer sheet over staticky (sp?) hair – and bad hair days begone! Also works quite well after you’ve been at work all day, hair is flat, a bit “old”, and a dryer sheet freshens it up – and adds a nice scent!

  6. I’ve used them as an ant repellent! Ants were getting into our kitchen, so I put some fabric softener sheets around the baseboards, and they stopped coming in. It was a great trick!

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  7. I use dryer sheets to combat static cling! Rub in inside of clingy garment and voila! No more cling. :) I’m a new reader, btw, loving the blog.

  8. Wow, thanks for all the great ideas! I have only ever used them in my dryer so I will have to try some of these tips!

  9. I save the used dryer sheets and put them in the bottom of my indoor garbage cans (bathroom, bedroom and kitchen). Not only do they absorb odor they also sop up any leaky garbage to make clean-up a lot easier.

  10. OMG I am definitely trying this. Hubs still thinks he can keep the ants under control (not really his thing I have to say, he has many talents but pest control isn’t one of them) thank, truly for the tip!

  11. I have used hem for several of the same ideas listed, in the car, rub on my socks to prevent clothes static, outdoor pest control especially against gnats on the soccer field, electronics cleaner, but my favorite is in the clothes or sport storage containers. Those big plastic containers that never smell quite right-yeah a dryer paper goes a long way there. I’m certain it even repells bugs while you store seasonal or whatever your treasure is.

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