Tumble Dryer Sheets

Tumble dryer sheets to remove animal hair

Collect animal hair by rubbing the area with dryer sheets; they will magically attract all the loose hairs.

Warning: according to Anitra Frazier in The New Natural Cat, the chemicals in the fabric softener will adhere to your cat’s fur (if you use it on something he lies on, such as a towel) and be licked off later.

Tumble dryer sheets to clean your TV / computer screen

Dust your television and computer screens with a used dryer sheet. This will reduce the static and prevent dust resettling.

Tumble dryer sheets to clean free standing fans, window unit air conditioner filters or venetian blinds

When cleaning dust and animal hair from free standing fans, window unit air conditioner filters or venetian blinds, use a tumble dryer sheet.

It not only removes dust and hair faster, but after prolonged use, it creates a protective coating on the wires of the fan for an even easier dust removal.

Removing baked-on food from pans with tumble dryer sheets

  1. Fill the pan with very hot water and one dryer sheet
  2. Leave to soak for an hour or two
  3. Pour off the water, toss the sheet and wipe out the pan
  4. All the baked on food will come off easily

If it does not come out clean, leave to soak overnight.

Cleaning shower doors with tumble dryer sheets

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

Wastebasket

Place a fabric/tumble dryer softener sheet into your wastebasket to avoid odours.