Dryer sheets are not just for laundry! At least, not anymore. Sure, these pieces of fabric make our clothes softer, reduce the static and deposit lovely scents. Still, one of the key benefits of dryer sheets is that their components help combat, neutralize and fight the effects of built-up static in most fabrics. Although using these sheets is entirely optional, they do provide a few added benefits to our laundry. As it turns out, these pieces of cloth can do a lot more valuable things outside of the dryer. Not only will they keep bees, ants, and mice away, but also they will keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean all day long. Here are some interesting uses you can give to these sheets other than just putting them in the dryer.
Give your old books a nice scent
Some say that smells can trigger vivid memories. The chemical breakdown of compounds within the paper causes the Bibliosmia or book-smell. It is essential to say that books are primarily made of paper, adhesive, and ink. These materials degrade over time; they give off volatile organic compounds and, in turn, produce a smell that may be appealing to some readers.
Although the smell of an old book may be pleasant for some people, others may not agree so much. So here we bring you a practical solution: put an old dryer sheet inside your smelly books. It will make the pages of your book smell good, and you may also use it as a bookmark. You can even add tiny flowers and use them as dividers to give them a delicate touch.