The humble dryer sheet may seem like the uni-tasker of the washroom, but in reality it can improve your life in a multitude of ways.

Instead of throwing away used dryer sheets, use them as a heavy-duty wipe that leaves no residue or lint. Used dryer sheets can clean computer screens, polish glasses, remove deodorant stains from clothing, and scrub lather.

Or if you have extra fresh dryer sheets (and don’t have enough laundry for them), you can use their static fighting skills to tame your flying hair, freshen up smelly shoes and gym bags, or hide them for a fresh car scent.

Originally published April 2019 and updated March 15, 2021 to reflect the current style guidelines.