This little tip was one that came into my inbox in one of those little round ups of different tips that get forwarded around the world in email. You know the ones. Things like “67 uses for a banana peel”, and “101 ways to make life easier for your cat”. Those ones. One of the tips suggested using tinfoil instead of a dryer sheet to prevent static cling. I just had to try it out for myself.
I actually really like my dryer sheets and can always tell right away when I’ve forgotten to add one in. Static cling when you’re trying to fold a load of laundry quickly is not your friend. I use a brand that’s natural, biodegradable, healthier, safer, and all that, but it’s still nice to know there’s a cheaper, scent free, longer lasting option out there. Plus it’s just neat to do little experiments and try stuff out!
You start out with 2-3 sheets of aluminium foil (*update: The sheets were about a foot long each, although I don’t think exact size matters*) and you ball them up together.
Then you toss it into your dryer along with your clothes! That’s it!
The ball came out looking a little smoother afterwards from bumping around in there, but other than that, no real visible change.
And the laundry? Well, it still looked just like laundry but it was completely static-free! It’s a little bit amazing. AND, you can supposedly use the same ball for up to a year!
Did I really just show you a big ol’ pile of my laundry waiting to be folded? Yes I did.
I hope this one comes in handy for you next time you run out of dryer sheets, or if you just want to do a little experimenting like me.
I love little tricks like this!