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11 Things You Should Be Cleaning With A Lint Roller:
That Aren’t Lint or Pet Hair
Lint rollers are kind of an unsung hero in the cleaning department. Not only do they get lint from your clothes, and pet fur from your sofa, but they are equally as effective (if not more so) on the below 11 items. Lint rollers are also a great thing to have if you don’t have access to a vacuum. Of note, I use a washable lint roller. I stopped using the peel-off, paper kind due to eco-reasons. Both items work (and I encourage you to use all your paper ones first) but, try to get one that you can reuse over and over again, when possible. As always, if something is delicate, test in an inconspicuous spot first.
1. Fabric Lampshades: Using a lint roller makes quick work of this oft-forgotten chore. The amount of effort to payout is incredibly gratifying. Check out this tutorial I did on how to make your own fabric lampshades.
2. Soft-Screened Electronics Speakers: Dust catchers like sound bars, amps, and stereo speakers look like new after a few passes.
3. Door/Window Screens: If you don’t live somewhere with a yard (or a hose, for that matter!), or can’t remove your screens, a lint roller is a perfect solution– especially if you can get both sides of the screen. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
4. Bags/Purses: Months of gunk and detritus on the insides and outs of luggage, bags, and purses roll off.
5. Sand/Glitter: Lint Rollers are a great way to contain and stop the spread of hard to contain objects. See #7.
6. Curtains: If you don’t have time to wash your curtains, spot swipe with a lint roller.
7. Glass Pickup: Like Sand and Glitter, a lint roller can also get all the invisi-shards that remain from a broken glass.
8. Car Interior Detailing: If you have fabric seats, interior, or carpets, sometimes a lint roller is the best tool for the job.
9. Fabric Headboards and Furniture: Basically all fabric furniture can and should be cleaned with either a lint roller or vacuum attachment. But, the lint roller does a great job with under the couch cushions, and removing swathes of gunk from fabric office chairs, and headboards.
10. Stuffed Animals: Lint rollers make a great tool for keeping stuffed animals dust free. The Beanie Baby display isn’t going to dust itself!
11. Bottom of Drawers: You know the bottom of your kitchen (or any) drawer? Remove all items of drawer onto a cooking sheet. Run lint roller over bottom surface and spot clean the corners.
Thanks for reading! I hope the next time you have to clean one of the above items, you remember to use a lint roller. You’ll be surprised at how effective it is compared to the amount of effort you spend using it! I’m not paid by #BigLint, just a notice-r of handy tricks!