Use Aluminium Foil To Keep Clothes Static Free

If your clothing comes out out of the dryer suffering from static cling, try this simple and cheap trick.

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Pulling out a load of static-charged laundry isn't fun, nor is trying to get garments to hang right when they are buzzing with static. Apartment Therapy readerAprilheartsaaron shared the following cheap hack to do away with static:

I've completely eliminated the need for dryer sheets. I was a firm lover of these until I found that I could take aluminium foil, ball it up, and toss it in the dryer with the wet laundry. It removes static and never has to be changed. I've been using the same aluminium foil ball for over 6 months.

The aluminium foil balls I use are approximately 2-3 inches in diameter...tightly rolled. I use 2 or 3 of them with heavier loads or with large blankets/comforters.

You can also use sheets of aluminium foil to safely iron delicate fabrics. If you're not dealing with static but trying to cut down on drying time you can use a tennis ball. Have a clever laundry hack — using less detergent is my favourite hack — to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Aluminum Foil as Dryer Sheet [Apartment Therapy]


    It would catch on the yarns used in some clothes or on hems. Not to mention it would get hot.

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