Tipsy Tuesday (#2)

Don't you just love the smell that those dryer sheets give to your freshly laundered clothes? But what do you do with them once you have used them? Seems a waste to just toss away something that has only been put to use for an hour or so....

Tipsy Tuesday to the rescue!

Tip #2

Use these tricks to stretch your dollar by re-using dryer sheets for other household purposes:

Use a gently used dryer sheet to dust your computer monitor, television screen, or mini blinds. The sheets are designed to eliminate static and dusting with them will actually keep less dust particles from resettling on the surfaces.

Put a used sheet in your vacuum cleaner bag or in your home's air filter to circulate that great smell all around the house. In your car more than you are at home? Place a used sheet under the seat in your car to freshen the air there!

Now our little Scarlett and her cousin Phoebe are perfect, so of course this doesn't apply to them, but used dryer sheets are great for picking up pet hair on cloth surfaces. Just rub the area with the sheet to magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Love the lasagna that you had for dinner, but not the baked on mess that it left in your favorite casserole dish? Put a sheet in the dish, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent in dryer sheets weakens the bond between the food and the dish.

And finally for my favorite FIL (that's code for father-in-law, folks!). Golfers can put a used dryer sheet in their back pocket to keep bees and mosquitoes at bay while out on the links.

P.S. An old Clorox or Lysol wipes container is a great (and free!) way to store those used sheets until you are ready to repurpose them!

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