7 Ways to Freshen Your House Using Dryer Sheets

When it comes to laundry, dryer sheets are a lifesaver. What else can get your clothes so fresh, so soft, and static-free, no matter how dirty they were before? Nothing but those little sheets of wonder. But your dryer sheets don’t just have your back in the laundry room. It’s a little known fact that dryer sheets can be used around the house to make your smelliest areas springtime fresh! And we mean your smelliest areas. Check out these seven brilliant ways that you can use your humble dryer sheets to transform the scent of your home.

1. Car Freshener

Your car has a tendency to get pretty smelly. I mean, think about it, it’s an enclosed metal box where you leave everything from garbage, to last week’s fast food and so much more. Of COURSE it’s going to smell! That’s why we spend way too much money on car fresheners.

If you want to skip the $3, make your own car freshener using dryer sheets! Take an old Tupperware container and cut a few slits in the top. Stick a straw or toothpick in between the slits to keep them open, then throw about ten dryer sheets inside. Just make sure the change out your DIY freshener every couple weeks or so.

2. Packed Clothes

Travel can be a smelly business – mostly for your packed clothes, which are rolled and jostled around for a hours at a time, cramped in that tiny little space. Can you say musty? To keep your clothes smelling fresh on every business trip or vacation, put a dryer sheet at the bottom of your suitcase (so your clothes will get packed on top) and at the top of your case.

Every time you open up your suitcase, you’ll get a fresh, comforting scent that reminds you of home!

3. Garbage Bins

The enemy of fresh kitchen smells: the garbage bin. While the bin itself might not smell, that stuff you put in it? We almost guarantee it will stink up your space.

Avoid that by throwing a dryer sheet in the bottom of each garbage can; you can even put a sheet in the bottom of your empty garbage bag if you really want to show those smells who’s boss.

4. Air Conditioner

We all know the hack of hanging some dryer sheets on a fan for quick, fresh smells – but how about we take it a step further. If you have central air, place a couple sheets under the base of your air filter to get a cool scent that travels around your whole house.

5. Quick Duster

Dryer sheets aren’t just good for imparting lovely smells unto your home, they’re also great for cleaning! Because dryer sheets are made to collect bits of dust on your clothes, they’re great for cleaning dusty, dirty corners that a paper towel just can’t manage.

6. Toilet Paper Roll

Remember when we said “the smelliest areas of you home”? Yeah, we weren’t joking. Few places can, uh, stink like the bathroom can. And if you run out of air freshener? That is really unfortunate.

Always have a backup plan by wrapping your empty toilet paper holder in three or four dryer sheets before putting a roll on. This will let out a burst of freshness every time you pull from the roll.

7. Closet Freshener

Yes, this is technically their original purpose BUT dryer sheets can help clothes stay fresh long after they’ve left the dryer. Try slipping some sheets in between your towels or hanging them up in the back of your coat closet. The sheets will help keep the mustiness out and keep your clothes smelling fresh for weeks at a time!

Do you use dryer sheets to keep your house fresh? How do you use them? Share your thoughts in the comments section below