Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quick Cleaning Tip: Another Use for a Lint Roller


Having dogs that shed, I use a lint roller constantly.  Dog hair on my clothes gets under my skin.  But over the years I've found a few other unexpected uses, so I thought I'd share.  Maybe you already do this too! 

Before- The material on the back of picture frames collects dust.
  
After- To keep it clean, I go over it a few times with the roller.

 Throw pillows get tossed in the washer regularly.  But for those moments in-between, I dust them with a lint roller.

Especially anything with a texture; like velvet, felt or burlap.  

They seem to attract lint.

Over time, my lampshades get pretty dusty.  Dusting them with a lint roller works great.
  
 As much as I love using my vacuum cleaner's dusting attachments, I don't love pulling it out all the time.  A lint roller does a great job on furniture, especially around the edges.  

Any lint roller will do, but I love the fresh scent of Bounce.  The clean scent it leaves behind is really fantastic!

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21 comments:

  1. I use one for a lot of the same things. So much easier than hauling out the vacuum all the time.

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  2. Never thought of the lamp shade trick. Just did it and wow! Thanks so much!

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  3. Great tips! Especially the lamp shades! I hate dust!

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  4. I do the lamp shade one. It works great!

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  5. Great ideas! Never thought of the lampshade idea - thanks for the tip!

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  6. Love the lamp shade tip, I need to do that this week. The cat fur was all over the place!

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  7. I love using the lint roller to clean out my lamp shades too!

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  8. Oh what a genius idea to use this to clean my lamp shades! Woohoo....thank you for sharing Brandi!

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  9. Why have I not thought of this before, haha. This is such a good idea! I actually don't have pets, but I do get dust and such on the back of my picture frames on on my lamp shades. I will definitely have to grab a lint roller and go to town.

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  10. Great idea Brandi I'm definitely using this for my lamp shades

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  11. Wow, you have the best ideas. I always keep lint rollers in the house but I've only used them on my clothes. Now, that's about to change so thanks for the tip.

    Have a lovely weekend, Brandi... :)

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  12. GREAT tips, Brandi:) I have an ancient lint roller that I never use. I didn't even know they made them scented! I'll be watching out for a new one:)

    Thanks for sharing, Brandi...

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  13. The polka dot lint roller is cute. I don't know that lint rollers these days come with polka dot design, last one I bought was when I first arrived at the USA years ago and was renting a room with an American family whose cat hair got to my clothes all the time. I still haven't used up that roller, and I have been moving it from different rental rooms to apartments and from town to town and the big thick roller is still hanging on the left side of my desk. It's just one of the things that I keep and never used much anymore....

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  14. Great tips, Brandi! For sure I'm gonna try it on the lamp shades. Thanks!

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  15. How versatile is this thing? Impressive!

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  16. great tips!! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  17. I love using my lint roller on our lamp shades too. So many uses for it!

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  18. thanks for these ideas. I have tried everything on my lampshades and now I will try this. Looks like you have a lovely house.

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  19. Great tip Brandi! I have no less than 5 lint rollers in my house LOL. They are a must for my white slipcovers.

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