Many of us never think to use our tumble dryer sheets for anything else but making our clothes smell nice
However, according to US-based Facebook account Blossom they can remove tough nail varnish and help to clean paint brushes – and these cleaning hacks prove they’re not just a one trick pony.
Sharing a clip to its social media account, which is littered with ingenious hacks, the simple tricks were loved by more than 250,000 followers and racked up more than 1.5million shares.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the best ways to use your dryer sheets ….
REMOVE STUBBORN NAIL VARNISH
The festival season is nearly over and if you partied right, you’ll have glitter nail varnish adorning your hands.
But while looking fabulous on the dance floor, it can be quite irritating and difficult to try and remove.
Here’s where dryer sheets come in. The lush-smelling fabric pieces – usually reserved for your clothes drying – make the perfect pair with nail polish remover.
Many of us would never think to use our dryer sheets for removing tough nail varnish (pictured) to cleaning paint brushes, these cleaning hacks prove they’re not just a one trick pony
Cut a sheet into small square and douse with remover. Press these little shapes onto your nails and let sit for a short amount of time
Cut a sheet into small square and douse with remover. Press these little shapes onto your nails and let sit for a short amount of time.
Then, simply pull the squares across your nails a couple of times and watch as the glittery mess is easily cleaned off.
CLEAN PAINT BRUSHES
For most of us, the last thing we want to do after a long day painting and decorating is clean our brushes.
But it’s definitely the best rule to stick by if you want to save money.
A good brush, if kept clean, will last for dozens of decorating jobs – but only if stored free of old paint.
Want to find an easy way to clean your paint brushes? Look no further. Simply place the fabric piece in a tray and your dirty brush on it (left). Then pour over hot water and leave it to soak
One easy way to do this is with hot water and a dryer sheet. Place the fabric piece in a tray and your dirty brush on it. Then pour over hot water and leave the decorating tool to soak.
The dryer sheet and hot temperature will work together to help thin the gloppy paint that’s stuck in the bristles.
We use our hairbrushes nearly everyday so you’d think it would only be common sense to keep them clean.
Yet this can prove a hassle and the dead clumps of hair stuck in bristles might put off some people from cleansing their hairbrushes – despite Good Housekeeping’s recommendation that they should be cleaned every week.
Clean your hairbrushes by placing them in a container alongside a dryer sheet, before filling this up with warm water (left) Let sit then once you remove your hairbrush from the liquid it should be much easier to remove the dead clumps and any dirt between the bristles (right)
But do not fear, for dryer sheets can once again save the day and make this chore so much easier, according to Blossom.
Firstly, place your brush in a container (either a cup or bowl, for example) alongside a dryer sheet, before filling this up with warm water.
Not only will rubbing scissors with a dryer sheet remove any dirt, it will also sharpen the blades, making them work just like new
Let sit, then once you remove your hairbrush from the liquid it should be much easier to remove the dead clumps and any dirt between the bristles.
SHARPEN KNIVES AND SCISSORS
Cutting into wrapping paper to jazz up that perfect present, or trying to open a box containing your next very much-needed delivery, can quickly become taxing when faced with dull scissors or knives.
But to prevent this, all you need is a used dryer sheet.
Not only will rubbing the utensils with them remove any dirt and residue, it will also sharpen the blades, making them work just like new.
GET RID OF TOILET GRIME
No one likes to look at a stained toilet bowl and thankfully the Facebook video revealed one nifty hack that expertly removes grime.
The stubborn stains on a toilet can easily be wiped away when using a slightly damp dryer sheet, as it softens the residue
The stubborn stains can easily be wiped away when using a slightly damp dryer sheet, as it softens the residue.
This remarkable cleaning hack is sure to shorten the amount of time and effort wasted on trying to remove tough stains from pots and pans.
Instead of standing over a sink and becoming more and more exasperated when the marks don’t come off, simply fill your pan with hot water, washing-up liquid, and a dryer sheet.
Instead of standing over a sink with a pan and becoming more and more exasperated when grease marks don’t come off, simply fill your pan with hot water, washing-up liquid, and a sheet
Wait one hour before removing the liquid and sheet (left), and you’ll be greeted with a sparkling clean pan (right)
Make sure the piece is placed at the bottom of the item and fully spread out.
Wait one hour before removing the liquid and sheet, and you’ll be greeted with a sparkling clean pan.
If there are any grease marks left, just wipe them off with another dryer sheet.
GET RID OF SOAP MARKS ON GLASS SHOWER SCREENS
When it’s time to clean the bathroom, getting the soap scum and grime off the shiny, clear surface of a shower screen can be seen as an arduous task.
A dryer sheet will make this easier by softening the muck, like it does with fabrics.
Wet a used dryer sheet, rub it on the soap scum and watch it come right off.