I am looking for help with static electricity on door knobs, light switches, etc. You know the generally annoying type. I found some answers on Thriftyfun like wearing a safety pin and spraying carpet with diluted fabric softener. I haven't tried them yet. I am wondering what other solutions are out there. Thanks.
By Viki from Abbeville, AL
I had the same problem. I put 1/3 fabric softer to 2/3 water in a spray bottle and lightly spray furniture and carpets. Another solution is to get moisture in the house. Either buy a humidifier or simply boil some water. You can also use the spray in your car.
In all probability you have low humidity in your house. A humidifier will rectify this problem. Just take care not to overhumidify. If you do condensation will appear on windows.
I was going to mention low humidity in your home can cause the problem too. And if you happen to be a foot shuffle type of walker instead of lifting your feet up off of the floor type of walker makes a difference too. ;-)
Like someone else said "purchase a humidifier. I was waking up in the middle of the night with a very dry throat and coughing a lot. And getting shocked when touching things. I bought a cheap humidifier at WalMart for under $20 and it helps a lot.
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Tired of all the static and getting shocked when you touch a metal object every time you walk across the carpet wearing fluffy PJ's, sweaters or robes? Here is a nifty thrifty trick!
Pin a steel safety pin under your garment, it grounds you from the shock! I always have a safety pin here and there and realized that I don't get shocked when I have one pinned on!
By Missy MM from OH
To prevent static shock, place two tablespoons of fabric softener in one quart of water. Put this in a spray bottle and mist the carpet in your automobile and also in your home.
By Pauline from Arcanum
Thank you for this great tip. (11/30/2006)
Thanks for the tip. I have more problem, what about the static you get when opening doors for example? Thanks. (12/01/2006)
Touch something that is earthed, e.g. a radiator, a water pipe etc. (09/17/2007)
Jennifer, Northern Virginia (12/01/2006)