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Dryer Sheets Are Not Just For The Dryer Anymore

When we think of dryer sheets, we think of them being used in the dryer—it only goes to say.  However, once they have been used, it seems like such a waste to throw them away.  Well, now you won’t have to.  Below we have listed several ways to get more bang for your buck out of your dryer sheets, that most people never knew or even thought of.

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Repelling Rodents

Did you know that rodents absolutely hate the smell of dryer sheets?  Well, you are not alone.  If you are having problems with rodents in your home, just tuck a few dryer sheets here and there, where you think they may be hanging out, and in no time, you will be rodent free.

Deodorant Stains

Most of us put on our deodorant and then our favorite shirt or sweater.  However, it never fails that when we do, there are deodorant marks all down the sides.  Never fear, just take a few swipes across the deodorant marks with a dryer sheet, and they will magically disappear.

Bugs On Your Car

We all know the irritating scene of getting home from a trip, and finding your car is covered in bug remains.  Simply taking a wet dryer sheet, you can remove the unsightly pests, without sacrificing the finish of your vehicle.

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Wiping Up Spills

Because of the very nature of the weave within dryer sheets, they are ideal for wiping up dry spills.  For instance, we all know how cleaning up flour can sometimes make the mess worse.  Simply swipe across the mess with a dryer sheet, and the flour will cling to the fibers, making  it a thing of the past.

Computer and TV Screens

If you find that your screen of your computer or TV is looking quite dusty, just take a swipe or two with a dryer sheet, and it will be dust free.  The very nature of a dry sheet makes it a safe alternative for cleaning the screens on most any electronic, without the worry of scratching or damaging the screen.

So, the next time you find yourself starting to throw out your used dryer sheet, stop and think a minute.  There is surely something else it can be used for and you will save some money as an added benefit.