I find it such a waste to throw away products you only use once, so I'm always looking for ways to recycle them. A used dryer sheet is actually a really versatile product with a ton of different applications, so don't throw it away after the dry cycle is up! Recycle your dryer sheets in these ways:
- Reduce static cling: Get rid of static cling by rubbing dryer sheets on the problem areas.
- Clean irons: Rub the iron on the dryer sheet while the heat is set to low, and the sheet will clean the residue off the plate.
- Remove pet and human hair: Run the dryer sheet over fabrics with a lot of fur or hair on them, such as clothing or furniture.
- Clean bathroom gunk: If it's time to clean your bath or shower, then grab a dryer sheet for scrubbing. Apparently, dryer sheets help to keep showers and baths free of mineral buildup, so they serve the dual function of cleaning and protecting!
- Freshen up your home: If there are places in your home that need a little freshening up — your closet, shoes, luggage, and more — stick dryer sheets in them for a temporary fix.
- Old books: Get rid of the musty book smell by ziplocking the book with a dryer sheet for a day.
Bonus tip: make your own dryer sheets (here's how to do it) to reduce costs and avoid adding more chemicals to your home.