There’s a valuable household resource you’re apparently WASTING every single day, and you’ll never guess what it is . . . your DRYER LINT. Here are five good ways you can reuse it.
1. To start a fire. Dryer lint is highly flammable. So use it in a fireplace or a campfire instead of buying lighter fluid.
2. As a cage liner for hamsters and guinea pigs. They love it because it’s great for building beds and nests. Just don’t use it near a cage heater or electric lamp.
3. Mulch. It’s great for potted plants or outdoor flowerbeds. It breaks down naturally and enriches the soil.
4. Papermaking. If you make your own paper for crafts or stationery, use dryer lint in the slurry. Supposedly it adds interesting textures and colors, and is also great in papier maché.
5. Nesting material for birds. If you have any trees nearby, birds are probably already raiding your dryer vent for lint. Might as well collect it and leave it out for them.
Whatever you do, DON’T use lint for stuffing toys or pillows. It can cause a fire if you’re not careful with it.