Uses for Bounce

Uses for Bounce

Unfortunately, I have come down with the first cold of the fall season and I don’t feel well, so I am recycling stuff that I think maybe useful/interesting.

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I know this is an oldie goldie but everyone seems to like to know this stuff...so here are a few uses for the fabric softner sheets called Bounce. I sometimes go cheap and buy store brand, but I think for the most part, it applies.

US Postal Service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow jackets away. You can use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer or when working outside. It really works. The yellow jackets just veer around you.

It will chase away ants when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice...spread them around foundation areas, or in trailers or cars that are sitting.

It will keep mice from entering your vehicle

It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that aren't opened too often.

Repels mosquitos. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. (I know this one works because my> little 2 year old is a "mosquito attractor." In the evening she would quickly be covered with mosquito bites when no one else was bothered. After hearing about Bounce before an up-coming vacation to Florida I told my husband that I was going to try rubbing her with a Bounce sheet. He said, "Oh, no. Don't do that." Instead, I packed a lot of Bounce sheets in among her clothes in her suitcase. Not a single bite the entire vacation.)

Eliminates static electricity from your television (or computer) screen. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

Freshen the air in your home. Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through sheet> Of Bounce before beginning to sew.

Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

Freshen the air in your car. Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food.

Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. Keeps them smelling fresh.

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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