You're generally an eco-friendly sort. You try not to use that dryer much, and when you do, you cut your dryer sheets in half to make them go further.
It still rankles a bit that you then throw them right out, though, doesn't it? You could always make your own, re-usable dryer sheets
, of course: they're far less expensive, less loaded with chemicals,and less wasteful.
If, however, you happen to have a box of Bounce sheets lying about the laundry room, you'll be happy to know that the creative sorts over at Apartment Therapy
have come up with a list of 20 uses for used dryer sheets.
It will come as no surprise to find out you can use the anti-static properties of dryer sheets to dust things that you hope to keep dust-free, at least for a little while! Dryer sheets can be used this way on computer monitors, television screens, and even venetian blinds.
Though it might not seem related, it's the same anti-static quality at work when you sew: run a sheet over your thread, and it won't tangle so easily!
They're great for freshening things from linen closet shelves to tennis shoes to books that have become a bit musty.
They can even help keep mice out of the house!
Eager for more? Check out the complete list of uses for dryer sheets on Apartment Therapy
. Maybe you have an idea or two they haven't considered!