Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Using Fabric Softner Sheets

I, of course, never give out thrifty tips that I have not done myself - I swear to you, these work! To save my used dryer sheets I adopted an empty Kleenex box to keep on top of the dryer and in they go. It's great, takes up no space, and is again recycling something we commonly throw away! Hope these tips make your life a tad easier!

Pick up pet hair
Pet hair can get a pretty tenacious grip on furniture and clothing. But a used fabric softener sheet will suck that fur right off the fabric with a couple of swipes. Just toss the fuzzy wipe into the trash.

Lift burned-on casserole residue
Those sheets will soften more than fabric. The next time food gets burned onto your casserole dish, save the elbow grease. Instead fill the dish with hot water and toss in three or four used softener sheets. Soak overnight, remove the sheets, and you'll have no trouble washing away the residue. Be sure to rinse well.

Wipe soap scum from shower door
Tired of scrubbing scummy shower doors? It's easy to wipe the soap scum off the glass with a used dryer fabric softener sheet.

Consolidate sheets and make them smell pretty
To improve sheet storage, store the sheet set in one of the matching pillowcases, and tuck a new dryer fabric softener sheet into the packet for a fresh fragrance.

Abolish tangled sewing thread
To put an end to tangled thread, keep an unused dryer fabric softener sheet in your sewing kit. After threading the needle, insert it into the sheet and pull all of the thread through to give it a nonstick coating.

1 comment:

Thelissa said...

Awesome ideas! I always save my unused sheets and put several in the dryer at a time to use them again, but these ideas will help me re-use the sheets even more! Thanks for your thoughts!