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Tip #8 – Dryer Sheets

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Dryer sheets can do more than eliminate static and help your laundry smell good.  Here are a few more ways to use them around the home:

  • Freshen the air in your car by placing a sheet under the seat – for bigger vehicles use a couple of sheets.
  • To freshen the air in your house, place a sheet under the bed or behind/in an item on a shelf in any room.
  • Use sheets to help clean up.  A used dryer sheet can be used in the garage to help pick up sawdust and rubbing an unused sheet on items will trap unwanted animal hair.
  • After returning home from a trip, place a sheet in your luggage to help eliminate odors and keep it fresh for your next adventure.
  • Help eliminate sneaker odor.  Place a dryer sheet in any shoe overnight or while in your closet.
  • I haven’t tried this on, but I’ve heard that if you hang a sheet on your patio during mosquito season, it will actually repel the pesky critters.

Tip #4 – Dusty Holiday Decorations?

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Use a vacuum to clean larger decorations.

Did your holiday decorations collect a little dust while on display? No problem. Use either an air compressor or a can of compressed air (great for those small, delicate pieces). For some of your larger items, like your tree or wreaths, you may need to use a vacuum cleaner. Whichever method you use, hold the item far enough away to prevent and damage and keep an eye on small and delicate pieces attached to your decorations. If you do then cleaning now, everything will be ready to go for next Christmas and decorating will be that much more enjoyable.