Winter view

Winter view
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Simple Remedy for Static Cling

This is going to be a quick little post.  A couple days ago I was watching The Chew on television or on TV as my grandson says.  I asked him to get me something over by the television, and he told me they didn't have a television.  I pointed to it and said "what is that?".  He said it was a TV not a television.  OK, I guess they don't say television anymore.  Sorry, I got side tracked.

So as I was watching The Chew on ABC,  Clinton Kelly had a segment on laundry tips.  He showed how to fold a fitted sheet.  He showed how to hang a sweater on a hanger without getting bunny ears on the shoulders.  He also said that you should turn your clothes inside out, add salt to keep dark colors from fading and vinegar as a fabric softener.  All these things I had heard before and details can probably be seen on their website, but the thing that caught my attention was a trick to eliminate static cling in the dryer.


Surprise, it is aluminum foil rolled into a ball.  You can use it over and over again.  He said you can put aluminum foil into a 500 degree oven so it is perfectly safe in a clothes dryer.  I tried it and I had no static cling at all.  I admit it is a very hot and humid day so the static cling would not be the same as in the dead of winter, but it worked.  I will continue using it and I will report if it continues to work or if the weather outside determines if it works.  It would be nice to know if anyone tries it.