Dryer sheets aren’t just for your laundry
They’re only 6½ by 9 inches, but they pack a lot of power. They keep our clothes from clinging in and out of the dryer.
But that’s not all dryer sheets can do.
Below are some ideas from readers and officials at Bounce, a dryer sheet made by Procter & Gamble. You can accomplish the same things with used dryer sheets, although the scent may not be as strong.
• Tired of stale fast-food smell in your car? Stick a sheet under your car seat for a burst of freshness.
• Make a sachet. Wad several into a ball and put them in an organza bag. Place in your lingerie drawer.
• Overwhelmed when you open your gym bag? Place a sheet (or several) inside.
• Everybody wants sweet-smelling trash. Make your trash bin smell better by placing a sheet in the bottom of the can.
• Sick of gym-shoe smell? Stick them in the toes of your workout shoes as a freshener (be sure to take them out before you exercise).
• Overpowered by the smell of your laundry baskets? Place a sheet in the bottom of a clothes hamper to make dirty laundry smell fresher.
• Having static problems in the car? Rub a sheet on the seats of your car to reduce static.
• Have you noticed a musty or stale smell in your drawers, cabinets, suitcases or closets? Place a sheet or two inside each.
• Toilet woes? Roll up a sheet and place it in the middle of the toilet-paper roll to help keep things smelling fresh around the bathroom.
Article Featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer, 05/11/2012, by Sue Doerfler of Gannett.