Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Perfectly Practical #205 - Dryer Sheets

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions and horribly messy party games are my own.
Creamy cups of goo in the face 
Diva's party last weekend descended into chaos involved a bit messiness which resulted in some amount of dampness.

(Read:  The children had gooey cream concoctions smooshed in their faces then chased each other with water in cups, pitchers, buckets, etc.)

Rinsing off the goo
Lucky for all of us, the party was held at our church which keeps a room filled with toiletries and linens for people in need.  We considered the soaked-to-the-bone children who walked out of the sunshine and into the air conditioning needy.

Engineer grabbed some towels so that the children could dry off a smidge before getting into their parents' vehicles.  You're welcome parents.

We were thankful those towels were available but I'm not going to lie, they did not smell springtime fresh.  In fact, they smelled musty and just a little off, if you know what I mean.

Our church uses that room's contents as a ministry.  We have hosted the Red Cross when disasters occurred, made ourselves available when a tragedy like a house fire happened, or people were simply down on their luck and needed a helping hand.

And although I know that it is wonderful to have towels when you need them (like at the party) it's even better if they don't feel/smell like cast offs - a blessing, not a curse.  This is why when I laundered the towels before taking them back, I used Purex fabric softener dryer sheets.  

I have written several times about how much I like Purex products and was so pleased to be able to try out their new fabric softener dryer sheets.

Besides the church linen room, I have had plenty of other chances to try out the dryer sheets - in our moving boxes, changing out winter and spring clothes, etc., and I have been very happy with them.

What Purex says about these dryer sheets:

  • 30 days of long lasting freshness
  • Reduce static cling
  • Repel pet hair
  • Repel lint

What I say about these dryer sheets:

  • Super potent smell - These bad boys will be awesome in the spare linen room at church.  The dryer sheets make the whole room smell better and not just the towels I dried. The aroma will freshen up a pretty large space or a super stinky one, as in the bottom of a trash can or gym bag.  
  • Reduces static cling - I expect this from dryer sheets and the Purex Crystals dryer sheets are no exceptions.  This is really the main reason why I use dryer sheets.
  • Repels lint and pet hair - Since we have pets, we definitely have our share of dander (I'm looking at you cat.)  This is probably the best feature of the Purex dryer sheets to be able to have noticeably less pet hair on our clothes.

What is so perfectly practical about dryer sheets in general you say?

Well, after you have used them in the dryer, use them to:

  • Freshen drawers, purses, gym bags, trash cans, etc.
  • Dust your house
  • Wipe down your blinds
  • Place them inside athletic shoes to freshen them

Before you use them in the dryer, use them to:

  • Reduce static on the clothes you are wearing by rubbing your clothes with the sheet
  • Repel bugs by rubbing the sheets on you/your clothes
Plus, I try to use my dryer sheets twice before making them a drawer freshener or dust rag.

If you'd like to try out Purex Crystals Fabric Softening Sheets yourself, all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below for an opportunity for a coupon for a FREE box of the sheets.  The 3 winners will have three days to contact me before another winner is chosen.  *The winners have now been contacted.

This is part of WFMW.

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  1. I use them at the bottom of the trash can (under the bag) to help the smell & I've even put them in my kids closets before on the shelves where they keep their shoes! Lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I haven't had the chance to try these but I love Purex products! Would like to try these out too!

  3. Slide one inside your pillow case for a nice smelling pillow.

  4. I use them in my car as well.

  5. Awesome, I've always been a fan of Purex products.

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  7. I wipe the baseboards around my house with them.

  8. I as well put them in the bottom of trash can!

  9. Once the dryer sheets have been used 1x, I like to put them in with out of season clothing and coats that I store in my basement.

  10. This sounds awesome. Would love to try them out. Joy Shop kitc at yahoo dot ca .

  11. I don't but I know a lady who uses them to keep bugs away. Joy Shop kitc .....

  12. wish i could say i did. but i just use them in the dryer!

  13. I use them to keep the bugs away while out in the yard.

  14. I put dryer sheets in my dresser drawers to help my clothes continue to smell good!

  15. I like to put them in my closet and dresser drawers, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  16. I use the "used" Dryer Sheets to clean out the Dryer Vent. It cleans it really well and more easily.

  17. I used them in stinky shoes

  18. we stick one in our vacuum and as you sweep it causes the room to smell good. we dust electronics and baseboards with them and once when my daughter vomitted in my car after i cleaned up the car I put a few under the seats and it made my car smell wonderful. So now I change them out every few weeks

  19. Nope, I just yse them in the dryer. These are great ideas, though!

  20. When we were selling our home we put them in the heater vents and it made the whole house smell great during showings.

  21. I don't do anything special with dryer sheets

  22. I don't do anything special with them...I just use them in the dryer:)
    annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

  23. I use them in my closet and line my cats litter box.

  24. I use them in the box I store winter clothes through the summer. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

  25. Hang them in the closet for fresh clothes, put them in pillow cases (if lavender scented) to help family sleep better, hide them in the car so it smells fresh, put some in the top of the diaper genie to help with baby smell bads LOL

    Crystal Gibson

  26. I recycle dryer sheets and use them to tame static in my hair.

  27. I like to put dryer sheets in shoes to kill odors.
    Thank you!

  28. I like to tuck them in my girls shoes.

  29. I put them in our storage tubs when I put clothes away for the season.

  30. I put one on the bottom of the trash can.

  31. I put dryer sheets in between my clothing in the dresser drawers.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. I put dryer sheets in my linen closet between my sheets and towels I also put dryer sheets in my blankets when I put them away for
    Cathy Truman

  33. I use them as mice prevention in our RV.

  34. Dryer sheets help a gym bag and contents smell fresher.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  35. I put them in my drawers to freshen the clothing!!

    allyson tice

  36. We toss them into my daughter's dance bag to keep things smelling better!

  37. Sometimes I put them under the seats in my car to counteract the scent of my kids' sports equipment!

  38. I put them in the coach and my sock drawer!

  39. I have stuck them to the fan and air conditioner to get a little burst of freshness in the house


Your turn! Let me know what perfectly practical comments you have.

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