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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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dryer sheet uses

Dryer sheets sure do come in handy when it comes time to do laundry. If you’re like me, you probably have your fair share, and it will take awhile to get through all of them.

It’s hard to pass up a good sale, especially when they are FREE or close to it. Did you know that dryer sheets have several purposes other than laundry?

They can still be good even after use in the dryer too, so think twice before throwing them out and consider how else they can be used!

Dusting: Swiffer Dusters can come in handy but consider using dryer sheets on baseboards, furniture, and more for a less expensive cleaning option.

Pest Control: These sheets work well as a bug repellent for gnats and other pesky creatures. Tuck under furniture or in a picnic basket to be bug FREE! They also help repel rodents too!

Shower Scrubber: Wet the used sheet and scrub the bottom of the shower floors to keep it free of mildew and soap build-up.

Windshield Washer: Wet down  your car and scrub the windshield to get rid of unwanted bug matter and other build-up on the car.

In Your Shoes: Toss a dryer sheet in the toes of your shoes to minimize odors!

Sewing Help: Store your needles in a dryer sheet while threaded to keep them from tangling.

Bookmark: Keep in photo albums or books to keep them smelling fresh and to combat the musty paper smell of used or old books. They can be used as a bookmark too.

Clean Paintbrushes: Soak your used paintbrushes in warm water with a dryer sheet and latex paint will come off in under a minute.

    • Angela

      I have a friend who uses them in place of a scratch pad on her dishes before she sticks them in the dishwasher. She uses the ones that she’s used in the dryer after they have served their purpose there.

    • Catherine

      Don’t use them for bookmarks, the chemicals in them will do damage to the paper.

    • jpdukesptc

      I am a librarian and we but them in books and put in a zip top bag to get rid of smoking smells.

    • blessedwith2

      Put them in the bottom of trash cans to help with odors

    • Catherine

      As a librarian and archivist myself, I might put them in a bin near but not touching a book that smelled like smoke but not for any amount of time.

    • acmurphy

      If you have a crock pot or pot or pan with cooked on food, fill it with water and toss in a half or full dryer sheet and leave it to soak in the sink overnight. In the morning, clean up is a cinch!

    • acmurphy

      If you have a crock pot or pot or pan with cooked on food, fill it with water and toss in a half or full dryer sheet and leave it to soak in the sink overnight. In the morning, clean up is a cinch!

    • acmurphy

      If you have a crock pot or pot or pan with cooked on food, fill it with water and toss in a half or full dryer sheet and leave it to soak in the sink overnight. In the morning, clean up is a cinch!

    • acmurphy

      We also make use of the used dryer sheets on glass shower doors. They work better than anything else we’ve tried and it’s so easy! Have not tried them on the tub/shower floor or walls as the post above suggests. Will try that! Thanks so much!

    • When you pack away your blankets and other seasonal linens, put a dryer sheet in the bag with them so they don’t smell musty when you unpack them next winter.

    • Gail

      I have followed Southern Savers for years, but have never found free, or even cheap, dryer sheets. I don’t buy them, simply because they are too expensive. What am I missing? Thanks!

      • Denise LeCroy

        I got Bounce last month w/ a $3 off coupon from Proctor & Gamble. They were less than $3 at Walmart, so I made money. I think the tip was from Southern Savers. This was the 1st time I’ve ever gotten free dryer sheets & the coupon could be used for several items, so you had to pay attention.

    • Nat

      We had a problem with ants in our mailbox. Our mail carrier suggested putting a couple of dryer sheets in the mailbox. She was right- problem solved!

    • boppinbon

      I also use mine to remove nail polish. They work much better than paper towels and are less expensive than cotton balls.

    • Tina

      You use dryer sheets to remove the bugs off your car. Just get the area of the bugs wet and lightly wipe with the dryer sheet. Very easy.

    • Kris E

      Rub over your hair to get rid of static hair.

    • julie

      We use dryer sheets in our pockets during July 4th evening events to repel mosquitoes. Did not even get one bite.

    • Star

      The fact that dryer sheets repel insects prompted me to do some research and find out why that is. Turns out the reason they keep bugs away is because they are toxic. I decided that I didn’t want those ingredients on my family’s clothes and being absorbed through their skin. Now our family uses dryer balls. You can check them out at http://www.starlenecooner.norwex.biz

    • Jessica

      Two uses:
      #1. Throw in luggage when traveling to keep everything smelling fresh; very helpful recently.
      #2. I actually went to a group fitness class where we used them under one foot to lunge, etc. There are so many moves you can do with these “sliders.” Of course, you just have to have smooth flooring somewhere. I bet Youtube may even have videos of exercises you can do with them!