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    20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

    Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.

    1. Keep a used dryer sheet in your desk drawer in case you find a deodorant stain on your shirt.

    Rub the marks in a circular motion to really absorb the deodorant. Learn more here.

    2. Soak grimy pans with a dryer sheet to get rid of even the most stubborn stains.

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    After an hour-long soak, the grease stains and baked-on food should easily wipe off. Learn more here.

    3. Soak paint brushes in warm water with a dryer sheet to make them easier to clean.

    The dryer sheet and warm temperature will help thin the gloppy paint that's stuck in the bristles. Learn more here.

    4. Rub a sheet across the bottom of your sneakers to stop them from squeaking.

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    Or stick sheets underneath orthotics to give them a little extra grip. Learn more here.

    5. Use one to clean dead insects off the front of your car after a long trip.

    Using an already used sheet is totally fine, just dampen it before you start. A neat trick for postponing your next car wash! Learn more here.

    6. Stick one in the laundry basket to neutralize odors coming off your gym clothes until you have time to do a load.

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    You might need to switch out the sheet every once in a while, but a sheet at the bottom of the hamper should keep it smelling fresh for a while. Learn more here.

    7. Or put it at the bottom of the trash can to make it smell mildly less like, well, trash.

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    The laundry scent will help soak up all of the gross odors. Learn more here.

    8. Store shoes with dryer sheets in the soles to deodorize without actually washing them.

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    It'll absorb some of the sweat and give it the smell of fresh laundry. Learn more here.

    9. Wipe a dryer sheet across stainless steel to polish it and remove streaks.

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    A dryer sheet works even better than newspaper at removing smudges, streaks, and fingerprints. Learn more here.

    10. Get the soap scum off your shower door and walls with a used dryer sheet.

    The ingredients in the sheet soften fabric and will do the same for soap scum. Wet a used dryer sheet, rub it on the soap scum and watch it come right off. Learn more here.

    11. Rub a sheet on the inside of your skirt to fight static cling.

    It works basically the same way as it does in the dryer. Learn more here.

    12. Or stick one on your brush to get rid of the static in your hair.

    Static is also a sign that your hair is getting a little dry. Use this trick for a quick fix, and give your hair a nice natural hair mask when you get the chance. Learn more here.

    13. Rub it across soft surfaces like couch upholstery, lampshades, and rugs to pick up pet hair.

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    The hair will stick to the fabric instead of the upholstery. Learn more here.

    14. Clean off your dryer lint screen with a sheet, then knot the sheet around the ball to make a make a fire starter for your next camping trip.

    Gentle reminder to clean your lint screen after every cycle! Lint buildup is a huge fire hazard and makes the dryer less efficient. Learn more here.

    15. Pack a sheet or two in your luggage to keep your clothes from smelling musty.

    It'll also keep the stink at bay until you have the energy to actually unpack once you're home. Learn more here.

    16. Iron a dryer sheet on low heat to clean off your iron's base plate.

    You'll need to use a new dryer sheet for this one. Learn more here.

    17. Soak a used one with nail polish remover to remove stubborn glitter nail polish with less scrubbing.

    You can also use one to mop up glitter spills. Learn more here.

    18. Rub one across baseboards and the tops of cabinets to repel dust.

    Less cleaning in the long run! Learn more here.

    19. Tuck a sheet in your toilet paper roll to release fragrance every time you pull off a square.

    I mean, definitely still keep the air freshener nearby — this is just a bonus. Learn more here.

    20. And use a used dryer sheet to dust off your electronic screens.

    The electricity attracts the dust that can really mess up your computer. The dryer sheet will prevent the dust from resettling quite as quickly. Learn more here.

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