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Thread: Bounce sheets-who knew??

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    Bounce This Along - -

    U.S. 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.

    Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

    All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

    1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

    2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

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

    4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

    5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

    6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling..

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

    8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

    9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

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

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

    12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

    13. 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 and the pan..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

    22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

    Quick, bounce this on within the next 5 minutes! Nothing will happen if you don't, but your friends will be glad to hear these hints!
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    Is it just bounce or will any dryer sheet work?
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    it does seem to work i put a few in each room and closets and in all dresser drawers it works as far as i know keep critters away and ants, but i rubbed it on my dog just before the storm and it didnt help him. poor hammer( he is the beagle mix) and chips(the one in my avatar) he isnt scared of anything.

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    I cleaned my stainless steel cookie sheets by soaking them overnight with Bounce sheets..took a few applications but they look like new and I was close to tossing them! I put one in my pocket when I am in the yard and I swear the misquito population goes in the other direction!!! All that being said I wonder what it is really doing to our clothes and is it safe to breathe?!!!?
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    I tried the bounce sheet with the ants. It did not work.

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    I burned my salsa last night for canning. Could not even chip it out with sharp knife. Uses a store brand dryer sheet, scalding water, let soak for a few hours. Burnt stuff came right out, can vouch for that. Wonder if liquid fabric softener do it too. Zucchini salsa. Seen the recipe on one of Quilt board threads. Was a relish, but spiced it up a bit.
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    i have a pesky mouse have tried a whole box of bounce under stove on counter top anyplace there was a flat surface I STILL HAVE THE MOUSE

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    It repels me and several of my children too. I am super allergic to them.


    1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
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    We put Bounce (and other great smelling fabric softener sheets) behind the air ducts. Remove the cover, take a small piece of thin wire and wrap securely around the sheet, then thread the wire through the openings of the cover. Replace when needed. Wire holds the sheet in place so it doesn't go down the ducting.

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    Will try it for the yellow jackets, they are bad in the garden this year. But it did not work for mice in my camper, I think they used it for toilet paper. There were shredded dryer sheets and mouse poops all over !

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    I've used other brands, they seem to work very well with Mosquitos, stinging insects, but not ants. have used them for years and love them. Thanks for posting this, will try some of the uses I didn't know about.

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    They are good (used ones) to rub gum or ink out of the washer & a hot dryer. Wonder how I know that. DS used to leave junk in his pockets & I would miss them.
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    I bought a box to repel mice. Not sure if it worked. It certainly repels ME, can't stand that smell. Maybe I am part mouse??

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    Great tips to remember! Thanks!
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    I fold and press USED dryer sheets (store brand or Bounce) and use them for leaders and enders. They also make the needle glide easily through the fabric, too.

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    Cool love these ideas. my favorite is 10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew. going to have to try in when I sew on the binding of my next quilt. I can't use bounce due to allgeric to them but will try my brand hope it works as well

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    You can also clen the muck off your iron. Just press a dryer sheet and it gets clean!

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    I also just finished a quilt that I used bounce sheets as the foundation, I traced the quilt pattern on the sheet, sewed it, sniped it and then turned it...the quilt smells so good....didn't know it would keep critters away, will have to try it to keep the mice out of the cars...thanks...toodles....

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    Thanks for all the great tips.

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    I can say it definitely works to repel insects. I tie a sheet or two to my straw hat and keep 1 in my pocket of my work shirt. No mosquito bites, no chiggers, and no bee stings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    You can also clen the muck off your iron. Just press a dryer sheet and it gets clean!
    I use the un=scented ones in case someone is alergic. But I love this idea and the wonderful tips on this post. Now to copy it to remember it all.
    Love to use them to make scrappy and string quilts too. Good foundations and don't waste a new one, after the dryer, iron it ..and wah-lah.....a foundation....
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    A bpunce sheet works great in eliminating the static on my plastic stick vacuum.

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    I canít stand the smell of the regular Bounce sheets. I wonder if the unscented ones repel insects too. The mosquitoes, with their West Nile virus, are terrible this year



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    Thanks for all the suggestions for use of bounce sheets. I will give 'em a try.
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    I have saved the used ones and use them for applique - sew together with the fabric and then turn the item right-side out, putting the bounce on the back that will be sewn down anyway.

    Also - I get them at the Dollar Store - Box of 55 - - - and cut them in half and use half a sheet per load - that gives me 110 loads - Unless I double up for a big project. :-)

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