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Dryer lint recapture

Big lint swabs for workshop
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If you save the lint from your dryer, you can roll pieces of it on the ends of skewer sticks for use in your workshop. This also works with belly button lint but only if the whole family contributes.
outloud, Oct 21 2009

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       Very ecological. [+]   

       Belly button lint on skewers could be dipped in melted earwax to make tiny flambeaux.
8th of 7, Oct 21 2009
  

       Sort of a Hint from Heloise except ewwww.
bungston, Oct 21 2009
  

       So you are making Q-Tips?
MisterQED, Oct 21 2009
  

       Yes! bigger than average Q-Tips. I have to admit that I multitask with my dryer lint. It has a magnetic quality so after cleaning the filter, on my way back upstairs, I wipe   

       the basement steps with a wad of the lint. Don't knock it until you try it, lol.
outloud, Oct 21 2009
  

       sshhhhh!   

       If the Swiffer reps find out you're muscling in on their action they'll getcha.   

       Dryer lint makes a great fire starter for camping, too.
phoenix, Oct 22 2009
  

       // It has a magnedic quality //   

       Magnetic lint ? What are you putting in that dryer ?
8th of 7, Oct 22 2009
  

       This is so gross I can't even believe we are discussing it. Have you inspected the stuff it collects? It's fur and hair and crap off the animals in our house. Ewww, dusting with the dogs fallen off coat doesn't sound like I'm cleaning anything. Why not just roll everything around on the floor to clean it? (8th, that first comment, on second read, was hysterical.)   

       Gross. Just Gross.
blissmiss, Oct 22 2009
  

       // Why not just roll everything around on the floor to clean it? //   

       Er .... there's another way ?
8th of 7, Oct 22 2009
  

       You misread, 8th. He clearly said magnedic, not magnetic.
pocmloc, Oct 22 2009
  

       Maybe he has a slight cold.
8th of 7, Oct 22 2009
  

       "Gross. Just Gross."
By the time it ends up on your dryer's lint screen it should be pretty clean, no? Maybe not sterile, but what in your house is?
phoenix, Oct 22 2009
  

       Magnadick! <leaves to add a superhero post>
daseva, Oct 22 2009
  

       Excuse my bushism, lol.
outloud, Oct 22 2009
  

       "By the time it ends up on your dryer's lint screen it should be pretty clean, no? Maybe not sterile, but what in your house is?"..... phoenix   

         

       I'll bet that it's even cleaner than your dish sponge or toothbrush. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to wad the lint into a ball after I use it and reuse it as fire-starter.
outloud, Oct 23 2009
  

       Uhm... clean dog hair is still dog hair in my world. Sorry the gross stands. Maybe you could pluck a few eyelashes and swab the sink with them? HUH???
blissmiss, Oct 23 2009
  

       Bushy, bushy...did you say BUSHY??? My eyelashes are not bushy, butt head. Now my eyebrows, that's a whole 'nother story.
blissmiss, Oct 23 2009
  

       Uhm... clean dog hair is still dog hair in my world. Sorry the gross stands. Maybe you could pluck a few eyelashes and swab the sink with them? HUH??? — blissmiss, Oct 23 2009 [delete]   

         

       Ummmmmmm. ! suppose you would not care for my idea for a brillo pad then?
outloud, Oct 24 2009
  

       I'm thinking not, but then...
blissmiss, Oct 24 2009
  

       // clean dog hair is still dog hair //   

       Compared to what ? Wool ? Angora ? It's a chitinous fibre obtained from a eukaryote. If it's clean, then it's clean. Some people produce sweaters and pullovers from wool from Old English Sheepdogs and other long-haired breeds (and no animals were harmed in the production, either). Why not ?
8th of 7, Oct 24 2009
  

       ick.
blissmiss, Oct 24 2009
  

       I used to put all the lint into a clear plastic bottle. It was quite interesting to see all the different colours from the usual grey- blue to black, green or sometimes red. The layers were fascinating to look at, they had an almost geological aspect to them.
DenholmRicshaw, Oct 24 2009
  
      
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