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WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO?

WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!


Gizmo Appliance Repair clients have asked about the benefits of using dryer sheets. We are not advertising the use of it but it is fair to mention these sheets are quite versatile. But, alas, you need to remove them from your dryer machine when the cycle is over.


Dryer sheets work to eliminate static cling, help make your clothes softer to the touch and can infuse a fresh scent. One of the top benefits of dryer sheets is the ingredients that help tackle and neutralize the effects of built-up static in clothes. This can help prevent certain clothes in your dryer, like socks and sweaters, from sticking together due to excess static electricity.


But, wait..So what else do dryer sheets do? Outside the laundry room, more than you might imagine. From makeshift eyeglass cleaner to gym bag deodorizer, these genius uses for dryer sheets will make you view this laundry tool in a whole new way


Are they bad for your dryer or you?


No, dryer sheets are not inherently bad for your dryer, but they can leave behind a residue that, when left uncleaned, can build up and reduce your dryer’s efficiency (just like laundry detergent can).


If the lubricants and fabric softeners found on dryer sheets collect on your dryer lint filter and clog it, your clothes may dry more slowly. In extreme cases, the buildup may cause your dryer to turn off mid-cycle or stop heating properly. In fact, a clogged lint filter is one explanation for a dryer not drying.


Dryer sheets are considered to be a little bad, but generally not bad enough to abandon them completely. What you do need to do instead is be diligent in your dryer cleaning and maintenance ritual. If you are, then it is likely that your dryer will never manifest any problems that can be caused by dryer sheet use.


If you are having overheating dryer issues or any other appliance problems, contact us today. We at Gizmo Appliance Repair can help you get all your appliances back up and running.


What do dryer sheets do in and around the house?


1. Brush your pet’s hair with dryer sheets

Ask anyone with a long-haired dog or cat, and they’ll tell you that excessive shedding can be a pain. If you see clumps of unshed hair on your pet, try one of the most creative dryer sheet uses: Run a sheet over your pet before brushing its coat, and you’ll have a lot of hair to clean up.


WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!
WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!


2. Lift Away Pet Hair from Clothes and Furniture

The same properties that allow dryer sheets to reduce static in the dryer will remove pet hair from clothes and furniture. Just rub the sheet over the fabric to loosen the hair. Follow up with a lint roller or clothes brush. The dryer sheet can be new or used. Used dryer sheets can be dampened slightly to remove dust and hair from ceiling fan blades, shelves, books, window screens, and even large leaves on indoor plants.


WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!
WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!


3. Make Needlework and Sewing Easier

No need to get frustrated over threads that knot up while you stitch. When you are ready to start hand sewing or doing needlework, run the thread between a folded dryer sheet to keep it tangle-free. The silicon coating will help the thread ease its way smoothly through the fabric.


WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!
WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!


4. Freshen Luggage and Gym Bags

Before you put away your luggage after a trip, tuck in a dryer sheet to add a fresh scent and prevent musty odors. If your gym bag isn't used too often, the same trick works there; but only if you remove any smelly workout clothes first.


WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!
WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!

5. Clean Electronics Screens

Use a dry dryer sheet to dust television and computer monitor screens. The silicon coating on the dryer sheet will pick up dust and help to reduce static. Remember, never use a dryer sheet that is already dampened. The moisture can harm screens.



WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!
WHAT DO DRYER SHEETS DO? Gizmo Appliance Repair has some ideas for you to use!

Disclaimer

By cleaning your lint filter regularly, you can use dryer sheets without any issues.

Of course, whether dryer sheets are good for you or the environment are separate issues. A past study published in Environmental Health Perspectives notes that dryer vent emissions can include chemicals that are bad for your health. Certain fragrance ingredients can be linked to “irritation of the eyes and airways, contact dermatitis, migraines and asthmatic reactions.”


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