14 Ways to Use Dryer Sheets that Have Nothing to Do with the Dryer

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Dryer sheets. You probably think their utility ended with soft jeans and cozy socks. Nope! Turns out there's a whole mess of other uses for 'em.

1. De-static your clothes.
Shirt sticking to your arms like a temporary tattoo? Wipe the shirt down with a dryer sheet, and enjoy the release.


2. Pick up pet hair from your furniture and clothes.

3. Ward off pests.
Fact: rats hate clean clothes. So do squirrels, raccoons, mice, and other rodents. Tuck dryer sheets under the doors of your basements, RVs, and garden sheds, to keep critters out.


4. Put one in a plastic bag and throw it in your suitcase.
Boom, that's your travel laundry bag, and it'll keep your socks from making your clean clothes smell like feet.

5. Scrub bugs off your windshield.
Dryer sheets do an incredible job of loosening stuck-on skeeters. Add water and use a dryer sheet like a sponge.


6. Put them in your shoes to keep them from stankin up the joint.

7. Bug repellent.
Wipe yourself down with a dryer sheet, and bugs won't bite you as much. Probably not as good as actual bug spray, but they'll do in a pinch.


8. Put them under the seats in your car to make it smell like clean clothes, not a synthetic pine forest.

9. Clean pots and pans.
Something in dryer sheets does a real number on caked-on pan-crud. After you're done frying the crap out of that Spam sandwich, get the carbonized mystery meat off the bottom of your cookware by filling it with warm water, and adding a dryer sheet.


10. Put one at the bottom of your hamper to keep your dirty clothes from stinking up your room.

11. Clean paintbrushes.
Soak paintbrushes in dryer-sheet-steeped warm water, and latex paint will apparently peel right off.


12. Put one in your vacuum cleaner bag or canister to freshen your carpet.

13. Clean soap scum off your shower.
Use a dryer sheet and water instead of some nasty cleaning product to shine up your tiles.


14. POT-pourri.
Put one inside a paper towel tube, and blow your weed smoke through it to keep from alerting the mom/wife/kids/prison guard to your stonering.

Gotta give a shoutout to curbly.com, where we got a few of these tips. (And there are more over at there too). Do you know any other cool alt.uses? Let us know in the comments.