Homemade Lint Rollers

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Homemade Lint Rollers
Homemade remedies can remove lint and pet hair from clothing and upholstery. (lint roller image by tamdesigns from Fotolia.com)

Black and navy blue clothing are perfect for almost any occasion and look sophisticated and elegant. However, little specks of lint that seem to attach and multiply quickly on these darker clothes can ruin the stylish look. Lint brushes are handy to have around to remove the specks before going to work or a special event. If you are a pet lover, you may have a problem with pet hair on clothing of any colour and lint rollers will remove the hair effectively. Homemade lint rollers work just as well as the ones in the stores and are quick to assemble in a fashion emergency. They can also clean lint and hair from furniture.

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Things you need

  • Cellophane tape
  • Fabric softener sheet

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    Grab some cellophane tape and wrap a long piece around the palm of your hand, encircling your palm two or three times. Make sure the sticky side of the tape is facing out.

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    Place your taped hand on the article of clothing and tap it lightly anywhere you see lint or pet hair. The lint or hair will stick to the tape.

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    Rotate tapping with the front and back of your hand until all the lint or hair is gone.

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    Repeat the method if your clothing has a great deal of lint and the tape loses its stickiness.

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    Toss the used cellophane tape into the trash bin.

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    Grab a fresh dryer sheet from your laundry room.

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    Rub it on any clothing or upholstered furniture in your home to attract and get rid of any pet hair on your outfit or furniture.

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    Use a second fabric softener sheet if you are removing hair from a large piece of upholstery, such as a sofa, and use it to wipe down the entire couch a second time. This will prevent your guests from being covered in pet hair when they get up to go home.

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