Tuesday, July 7, 2009


One of my blog buddies from Canada, Crystal of Be The Change You Want To See, sent me the following and it was so good I wanted to share it with the readers here.

The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer.

I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.

It also repels mice. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

Dissolve soap scum from shower doors.

Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

To freshen up the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

To prevent musty suitcases, place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

To freshen up the air in your car - place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorize shoes or sneaks. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them It will keep them smelling fresh.

Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love-bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

What a great list of ideas. I'm going to be trying a bunch of these!!!


  1. Who knew those sheets could do all that?
    Great information.
    Do you know if other brands work or is Bounce the one to use?


  2. Very cool! Love these kinds of tips. I'm definitely going to try the mosquito repellent idea :)

  3. What great ideas! I especially like the thought of using it as a bug repellent!

  4. I love to get this kind of info! I am going to try a bunch of these!!! I have the store brand fabric softener sheets and I hope they work too!

  5. What a great list of ideas. Thanks for "bouncing" them off on us!!!! We do love you Susan, you're....you! God's wonderful creation! : )

  6. Joy & Maxine -
    I have the store brand softener sheets also and I am going to try them. I don't see why it wouldn't work.

  7. Yes, I've seen this list before. My MIL swears by the mosquito repellent one and has started tucking them in her pockets...but then she swears laying on a bar of soap at night helps her arthritis too, so! But seriously, it does work...the Bounce one.

  8. These are all great ideas. I am going to try osme of them.

  9. Wonderful, this deserves printing off and putting to use:)

  10. This list is worth printing off and trying several of them ... thanks for sharing it!