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Reusing Dryer Sheets

I recently bought a sewing/embroidery machine and love to embroider on things that I make. The stabilizer is pretty expensive so I didn't buy any, instead I use dryer sheets. I save them after drying my clothes, iron them and then reuse them. If you need a stiffer stabilizer, use it before it has been dried with your clothes. It works great and makes your craft smell good!

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By Wendy from Amarillo, TX

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While it is great to be thrifty, there are certain things that should never be re-used. It amazes me how many tips are submitted for using or re-using dryer sheets.

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Use dryer sheets to scrub the tub. Wet the tub down, and use an already used dryer sheet. For tough rings, you can use an unused sheet. It works so good.

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July 12, 2012

When those pesky "love bugs" are all over your car and very hard to remove try using your dryer sheets, either new or used. They actually work. I tried it after a friend told me about it. Sure does save a lot of time and aching muscles.

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Don't throw away your tumble dryer sheets after one use, just soak them in a little fabric conditioner, leave them to dry and you will be able to use them again and again!

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This is another tip using fabric softener sheets. To get a better value from them, reuse them. A sheet can be used four times. Each time you use one, cut a bit off a corner. Toss the sheet after the fourth use.

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July 28, 2009

Re-use dryer sheets to take off your nail polish. Takes it off without leaving a mess like cotton balls or tissue paper.

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December 18, 2004

Golfers put a dryer sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away. Use a dryer sheet to clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean.

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Don't throw away your dryer sheets after you've used them, stick them in your linen cabinets, underwear drawer, or where ever you want to have a nice scent!

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November 9, 2007

Used Bounce sheets from in your clothes dryer are excellent eye glass cleaners! Don't use new ones, only ones that have already been used.

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February 15, 2007

This is how you or the kids get static electricity out of your hair in a pinch or spur of the moment. Take a half of sheet of clothes dryer fabric softener and rub it through the hair.

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October 13, 2004

Instead of using glass cleaner to clean your television screen, and computer monitor, obtain a used dryer sheet. It will attract the dust automatically.

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August 11, 2009

Save all used fabric softener dryer sheets to clean dirty hands and fingernails after gardening or other dirty jobs. Simply wet the sheet and gently scrub your hands.

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November 9, 2005

Reuse your dryer sheets for cleaning candle holders. Just wipe the inside of jar or votive holders and the soot will wipe right off. Quick and fast!

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December 28, 2004

I save my used dryer sheets and use them for various things. The other day I came up with a new idea - I placed about 3 of them in an empty 'Febreeze' spray bottle and filled it up with fresh water.

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January 10, 2011

Is there anything I can do with used fabric softener sheets?

By Melanie

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January 10, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, used fabric softener sheets can be used in a couple ways. If you really want to get your moneys worth when you have about 10 sheets that are done in. Toss them in your laundry together and they will still do one more load. Another thing that is a little more practical is you can rub them on you skin and keep a sheet or two in pockets and they keep mosquitoes away. (That's what I usually do with them)

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

I throw them in my lingerie drawer; the scent lingers enough to give everything a fresh smell. Anywhere you could use a sachet, you can use a fabric softener sheet. The sheets are also good for dusting. They seem to attract dust ~ maybe because of the static? They leave a nice shine to wood surfaces as well.

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

Take a couple or more and wet them and use to clean surfaces as you would a wash cloth. They'll still be reusable for cleaning after that until they fall apart. ;-)

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January 12, 20110 found this helpful

I save the ones I find (when I'm not in a hurry) and keep them in a container on the drier. Honestly, I end up throwing away more than I save but when I do save them I stuff a handful (five or so?) into purses, bags, duffel bags, suitcases, etc., that I'm not currently using. Seems to help keep these items from developing that stuffy, hasn't been used in a while smell, that some closeted items collect. Just be sure to keep them out of reach from the curious kids and pets! :-)

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January 12, 20110 found this helpful

I use them for interfacing when sewing.

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May 30, 2013

I want to use dryer sheets to embroidery, are they toxic?

By Helen

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September 22, 2009

Used dryer/softener sheets can be recycled to freshen drawers and closets by adding a few drops of your favorite fragrance or oil on them. Then place them in a corner of the drawer or closet.

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