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Old 11-13-2010, 03:54 PM   #121
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Is that a dryer ball in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #122
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Reuses paper towels,
Buys used yachts...
See, that's what I like about this place. We're thinking along the same lines, just to varying degrees.

Keep the dryer sheet reference. It gives the newbies a way to break the ice, "So what's this about dryer sheets?"
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:37 PM   #123
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Save even more money and make your own dryer balls! Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls | How to Make and Do

And once you start using your Frugal Fruballs, you won't want to throw away those dryer sheets you no longer need--repurpose them! From 101 New Uses for Everyday Things - Real Simple:

Use Dryer Sheets to:

1. Freshen smelly shoes. Insert a dryer sheet into the offending pair and let sit overnight.
2. Remove static from clothing, hair, TV screens, and computer monitors. Wipe the surface with a sheet.
3. Clean pet hair from the floor or furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot where Fluffy left her fur.
4. Replace a sachet. Keep a dresser drawer smelling fresh and clean by placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of it.
5. Loosen caked-on food from a pan. Place a fresh sheet in the bottom of a dirty pan, fill with lukewarm tap water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pan will be easier to clean in the morning.
6. Tackle suitcase and gym-bag odors. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase or gym bag so your clean clothes won’t take on the odors of the dirty ones.
7. Prevent old books from smelling musty when in storage. Stick a dryer sheet between the pages of your beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice.
8. Wipe up sawdust after working in the garage. Rub a dryer sheet over the fine wood particles.
9. Prevent thread from tangling when sewing. Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet right before you begin your handiwork.
10. Dust venetian blinds. Close the blinds, then wipe up and down with a dryer sheet.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #124
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See, that's what I like about this place. We're thinking along the same lines, just to varying degrees.

Keep the dryer sheet reference. It gives the newbies a way to break the ice, "So what's this about dryer sheets?"
And the rest of us a quick screening tool for the "Ignore Poster" feature...

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Old 11-13-2010, 10:38 PM   #125
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Ah, finally, a product that I can "support"!

Before REWahoo thinks of it, I should also say:
They actually work. I really do have drier dryer balls. Five of them, in fact. In several interesting colors...

I bet those 5 balls fit your pants like a glove
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #126
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Hello admins,

I was looking through the User CP for an option to get rid of the reference to dryer sheets that appears under my username (recycles dryer sheets). I couldn't find an option to disable it.

Is there such an option?

If not, maybe the forum should consider eliminating that whole dryer sheet theme. I do understand that it refers to the frugality practiced by many here, but it really lacks appeal for many others.
Don't be a sheethead.
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Use Dryer Sheets to:

1. Freshen smelly shoes. Insert a dryer sheet into the offending pair and let sit overnight.
2. Remove static from clothing, hair, TV screens, and computer monitors. Wipe the surface with a sheet.
3. Clean pet hair from the floor or furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot where Fluffy left her fur.
4. Replace a sachet. Keep a dresser drawer smelling fresh and clean by placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of it.
5. Loosen caked-on food from a pan. Place a fresh sheet in the bottom of a dirty pan, fill with lukewarm tap water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pan will be easier to clean in the morning.
6. Tackle suitcase and gym-bag odors. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase or gym bag so your clean clothes won’t take on the odors of the dirty ones.
7. Prevent old books from smelling musty when in storage. Stick a dryer sheet between the pages of your beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice.
8. Wipe up sawdust after working in the garage. Rub a dryer sheet over the fine wood particles.
9. Prevent thread from tangling when sewing. Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet right before you begin your handiwork.
10. Dust venetian blinds. Close the blinds, then wipe up and down with a dryer sheet.
11. Provide entertaining topic of discussion for board members.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #128
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FIVE of them?
Why is it I always seem to miss the best parties here?

2 is a party, 3 is a crowd, 4 is a card game, but 5 leaves 'em WOWed.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #129
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #130
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Nah, he never left. ;-) He has been lurking just like the Bunny, and others. Give him time, give him time. Some, like VACollector, eventually stayed out of the closet.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:18 PM   #131
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Nah, he never left. ;-) He has been lurking just like the Bunny, and others. Give him time, give him time. Some, like VACollector, eventually stayed out of the closet.
Could be WS has been busy voting for Bristol on "Dancing With the Stars"

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12. Always wipe down your smelly garage sale purchases before bringing them into the house.
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The tenacity of OP reminds me of all the annual new recruits I saw come and go from MegaCorp, the best and the brightest from America’s Top Ten Business Schools. They were trained to write memos in a precise professional way, just like everyone else, all humor and individuality was fully stifled. If a new hire failed to master the technique (surely it is not an art) s/he was gone in three months. I disagree with those who emphasize the frugal meaning and feel that the dryer sheet thing is as much about lightening up and non-conformance. I registered here in June 2007 and still find it amusing and well worth keeping.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #134
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...From 101 New Uses for Everyday Things - Real Simple:

Use Dryer Sheets to:

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Could be a new competitor to WD40!
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Could be a new competitor to WD40!
Hmm.... in that case maybe we should offer dryer sheet futures?
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Squirt a little WD-40 on a dryer sheet and you have the ultimate handi-wipe.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:46 AM   #137
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well i have viewed an awful lot of forums over the years and have to admit this is by far and away one of the better ones... the dryer sheet reference bothers me no more than the cr*p that is on most of the TV stations... like those shows i consider horrible my choice is to ignore them or not watch them... would it be asking too much to do the same for the dryer sheet theme?
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Squirt a little WD-40 on a dryer sheet and you have the ultimate handi-wipe.
Once you get past the smell, anything is possible...
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... would it be asking too much to do the same for the dryer sheet theme?
Just hang in there and pretty soon you will think you are paid by the post...
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Just hang in there and pretty soon you will think you are paid by the post...
... that is what I am afraid of
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