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Why is my house so full of static electricity?

Static increases when the air gets cold and humidity drops. To stay warm in your home, you turn up the heat, further adding to a decrease in humidity and increasing static. While static can be annoying and sometimes painful, there are some simple things you can do to reduce it.

What can I use in place of dryer sheets?

Here are some of the best dryer sheet replacements.

  1. Vinegar. When it comes to natural household cleaning, the answer is always vinegar.
  2. Baking soda.
  3. Wool dryer balls.
  4. Dryer balls with essential oils.
  5. Reusable dryer sheets.
  6. Foil balls.
  7. DIY dryer sheets.
  8. Scent-free dryer sheets.

What can I use instead of dryer sheets for static?

7 Green Ways to Ditch That Static Cling Without Resorting to Toxic Dryer Sheets

  • Hang Dry. The best natural way to eliminate static in laundry is to hang dry everything.
  • Dry Synthetic Fabrics Separately.
  • Reduce Drying Time.
  • Vinegar Fabric Softener.
  • Wool Dryer Balls.
  • Vinegar in the Dryer.
  • Soap Nuts.

Why put a ball of aluminum foil in the dryer?

As clothes tumble around and rub against one another in the dryer, they exchange electrons. Throwing a few balls of aluminum in the dryer will fight this. The foil balls both discharge any static buildup that the clothes may experience and help keep the clothes separated, which should speed up the drying process.

Can you use tennis balls in the dryer?

Throw a few tennis balls into the dryer when you are drying comforters, fluffy coats, pillows, or anything else that could use a good fluffing. Tennis balls can also help any laundry load dry faster—just throw two or three in the dryer and your clothes will be done quicker.

Can you put a dryer sheet in the washer?

Things You’ll Need However, specific brands, with specific ingredients, of dryer sheets will work if put in the washer and transferred, along with the clothes, to the dryer. These sheets act as both detergent and dryer sheet by both washing clothes and preventing static cling and softening fabric.

What happens if you put aluminum foil in the washing machine?

– Put aluminum foil in your washing machine to remove static electricity from your clothes. Use a balled-up sheet of tin foil. Added bonus is that it will reduce static electricity and it can be re-used for a month. With all the work it does, your washing machine is bound to get dirty itself.

Is aluminum foil anti static?

Yes, aluminum foil wrapped in bubble-wrap is the best alternative (well, that you can find at home). Call an office supply store or mail boxes etc. They should have Mylex anti-static bags.