Most people rely on their washer and dryer to clean clothes. Most of those same people have no idea they could save money when it comes to their dryer! Let me tell you how.
Take the lent trap out of your dryer and scrape or vacuum all the lent out of it. Now take it over to the sink and run some water over the top of it. If the water pools up on top of the screen, not only are you throwing money out the door (or dryer vent in this case) but your reducing the “life” of your dryer itself.
If water can’t get through the screen part of the lent trap then neither can air; which doesn’t happen to be optional when it comes to drying clothes.
Now that we’ve identified the problem, how do we fix it? It’s a lot easier than you think. All you need is some dish soap and either a scrub brush or tooth brush.
Rub some dish soap on your hands then spread it around the screen. Then use the brush to clean the screen. After you’re done, rinse well with water.
You will now notice the water no longer pools on top of the screen. It goes through the screen like it should.
Give your lent trap time to dry completely before sticking it back into the dryer for use.
I do this every 1-2 months.
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Magic Erasers are good for LOTS of things! Once I got my hands on one and realized the magic it does I HAD to know what makes them work! Was it a chemical or a natural ingredient? Was it something I could produce a whole lot cheaper than I could buy?
The secret behind these is a material called melamine foam. This foam activates when it comes in contact with water. There are no harsh chemicals. Melamine foam is like a really super fine sandpaper.
Melamine foam erasers work well; but on surfaces that are painted, polished or easily scratched, they might work a little too well. The package recommends you test the eraser on a small, preferably unnoticeable, portion of whatever you’re looking to clean before you dive on in.
They also warn not to go rubbing it on your skin because it could cause an injury like rug burn.
Now I’ve told you about the magic inside the eraser, let me tell you the money magic aspect of this whole deal!
Normally you could buy a 2 pack at a discount retailer like Walmart for $1.97. If your like me, you have a TON of stuff that would benefit from a Magic Eraser! Hubcaps, tile grout, wall marks, oven and RANGE HOOD (Those things are a real pain to clean without an eraser!), toilet (Cut up an eraser and let it sit in your toilet overnight.), grass stains on my shoes, use to remove rust from most surfaces, the list goes on and on! With all the things I use them on $1.97 for two of them is going to rack up quite a large bill. I found a deal for 100 of them! You don’t get the fancy box with the bald guy on it or anything but you do get 100 regular sized erasers wrapped in a LARGE plastic package for ONLY $6.69. PLUS shipping is FREE!
If you do the math; going to Walmart and buying 50 packages (100 erasers) at $1.97 each you’d spend $98.50 plus tax and who knows how much gas to get there and back. If you buy it through my link you’ll spend $6.69 and never even have to worry about the price of gas! About a week later they will arrive at your doorstep, saving you over $91.81.