11 Ways To Use Liquid Fabric Softener Beyond The Laundry Room

Aug 10, 2018 by apost team

Fabric softener, unlike laundry detergent, is an optional part of the laundry room. Fabric softener makes your clothes smell fresh in ways that normal laundry detergent isn't able to do. Fabric softener can also be used in a variety of different ways aside from cleaning your clothes.

Keep your paintbrushes soft


Paint is difficult to get off paintbrushes, especially if its dried up. Liquid fabric softener is actually able to break down paints, removing them from your brushes. One of the major problems with paintbrushes, even after you remove the paint is that the bristles will get stiff and unusable. Liquid fabric softener is a great remedy for this problem.


Clean hard services


As everyone already knows, water isn't enough to clean any surface. You need something extra to get something truly clean. Liquid fabric softener is great for cleaning certain hard services. Glass, tables, showers, and other hard services can be cleaned by liquid fabric softener.

Get rid of soap scum


As previously mentioned, liquid fabric softener can be used to clean your shower. In fact, fabric softener is great at removing soap scum. It can also remove hard water stains. Simply let the fabric softener sit on the afflicted service and let it sit for 10 minutes before wiping it off.

Remove baked-on grime


Scrubbing is tough on the arms. After certain meals, you could spend hours trying to get your pots and pans clean again. Liquid fabric softener can relieve you of this tedious chore. Fill your pots with water, add a little bit of fabric softener, and let them soak. The fabric softener will eat away the grime.

Remove old wallpaper


If your walls are looking outdated, but you are regretting the process of removing your old wallpaper, you can try fabric softener. Add a cap full of fabric softener to a quart of water. Use a sponge to apply the concoction to the wall. After about 20 minutes the wall paper will come off much easier.

Remove hairspray residue


Hairspray can get absolutely everywhere. Chances are, your bathroom is covered in hairspray right now. Make a solution out of water and liquid fabric softener. You can try using this solution to clean hairspray off of your bathroom floor, vanities, and mirrors.

Stop static


Fabric softener makes your clothes softer by removing static. You can also use fabric softener for this reason in other places like the carpet. It will remove the static electricity from the carpet. Say goodbye to getting shocked on the door handle.

Make your home smell fresh


All you have to do is mix baking soda, water, and fabric softener. Put this into a spray bottle and spray it around your home. If fabric softener can make your clothes smell fresh, then it can also do the same thing for the rest of your home. It's better than normal air freshener. Always spray in a well ventilated area.

Repel pests and bugs


Bugs are repelled by most strong scents, and fabric softener is certainly a strong scent. A few drops of fabric softener mixed with a bottle of water is all you need. Simply spray this around areas that bugs are frequently found. It'll keep the bugs away.

Remove pet hair from carpets

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When you treat your carpet to get rid of static, you will also see another benefit: your pet hair will be made easier to remove. This won't rid your home of the pet hair, but it does make it a lot easier to pick up.

Homemade Dryer Sheets


You don't have to buy dryer sheets if you have some liquid fabric softener laying around. All you need to do is take a hand towel and dampen it with a little bit of fabric softener. Throw this towel in your dryer with the rest of your laundry. You'll be saving yourself a lot of money by making your own dryer sheets. It only takes a little bit of liquid fabric softener to make a well-working dryer sheet.

These tips and tricks can save you a lot of money. You can use fabric softener for a lot of things, make it into other useful products, or simply use it the way its meant to be used: in the washer. Be creative and you can come up with your own uses for fabric softener. Make sure to let all your friends in on these secrets, and they can benefit from these tricks as well.