Fabric Softener Sheets are used to prevent static cling or static build up in different types of materials or fabric. Static electricity is created when these different fabrics in your dryer are rubbed together causing them to transfer electrons to one another.
The clinging is caused by one type of fabric having more electrons that the other, and to stop this from happening, fabric softener sheets were created that literally acts like a conductor. They release fabric softener molecules that make the different fabrics surface similar in characteristics so they won’t transfer electrons, and in the process, makes your clothes soft and static cling free.
The versatility of fabric softener sheets doesn’t surprise me. If you can find one where the fragrance isn’t too strong, they can be used for many purposes besides eliminating static cling.
Cars can often smell closed in and stale. Just tuck a few of the scented fabric softener sheets around the car to eliminate the staleness.
This is another area that can get rather stale and musty from being closed all the time. You can also tuck a few fabric softener sheets in you suit cases.
For the stubborn hard to remove, cooked on food in your pots or pans, just put a sheet in the bottom of the pan then fill it with water. The agents in the sheet that softens your clothes, also softens the food and brakes the bond between the food and the pan.
Even if it doesn’t matter if your pantie hose have static cling, your dresses, skirts or slacks clinging to your pantie hose can become a problem. Try rubbing a damp sheet over your pantie hose before putting them on, and this will eliminate the cling.
Placing a fabric softener sheet into each shoe or sneaker keeps them fresh smelling. Leave in overnight for better results.
If you don’t want your thread to tangle while sewing, run a fabric softener sheet over your threaded needle before sewing.
Cleaning your blinds with a used fabric softener sheet not only gets rid of the dust, but it also eliminate static cling so the dust will not resettle.
Get rid of the stale odor in your closet by placing a few sheets around in out-of-way places.
Place fabric softener sheets in between your towels and linen to keep them smelling fresh.
Keep mosquitoes away when you work outside by tying or pining one or two fabric softener sheets onto your clothes.
Dirty Clothes Basket
Put a few sheets in the bottom of your dirty clothes basket to keep the odor of dirty clothes down.
Wastebaskets And Trash Cans
Do the same as you would do for the your dirty clothes basket. Put a few sheets in the bottom of the container.
Your Television Screen
Not only do I clean the TV screen with a used fabric softener sheet, I clean the cabinet and the vents in back. However, cleaning your screen prevents dust from resettling.
Tuck a few sheets around your house to act as an air freshener.
Clean Up Sawdust
Try a used fabric softener sheet to clean up sawdust and the dust from sandpaper. The sheet acts the same as a tack cloth when cleaning.
A used fabric softener sheet can be used to dissolve soap scum from your shower.
Place a few sheets in your lingerie drawer and the other drawers where you keep clothes. This keeps them smelling fresh.
Using a fabric softener sheet cleans up really well. The cat hair clings to the sheet when you wipe it over the area.
Use the fabric softener sheets on your electronic equipment where static electricity may be a problem. Clean your DVD player, the VCR, your computer and even your monitor, the keyboard and printer.
Air Conditioner Vents
Clean the dust from your AC vents and this prevents dust from resettling.
Did you know that fabric softener sheets are made from non-woven porous rayon cloth, and that the softening agents in them not only eliminate static cling, but they also reduce the amount of wrinkles in your clothes, which makes your clothes smoother and easier to iron?
I hope you enjoyed this article and was able to find a few ways you can used new and used fabric softener sheets.