During the winter static cling can become quite a nuisance. From pants attached to your legs, to a rogue pair of underwear sticking to your back, static electricity is a real drag. But, what can you do?
Dryer sheets are some of the most popular solutions to keep clothing from putting out a little charge but, they’re toxic and can actually make you sick! Best not to go that route. Instead, we’ve gathered up this list of natural remedies for static electricity to help you keep away the static cling and the icky chemicals!
1/4 C Vinegar can be added to you wash and/or rinse cycle to get rid of static cling (and whiten whites, get rid of odors and so much more!).
Add 1/4 C of Borax to your load during the wash cycle and your clothes won’t stick to you or anything else anymore!
Natural Fabric Softeners
There are a few companies that make natural fabric softeners out of ingredients that are much safer for you and the environment than traditional fabric softeners and dryer sheets.
If you run into a problem where you have static cling issues and you’re already dressed, just head back in and put some lotion on the affected area – the cling will be gone instantly!
Using the dryer is the main source of static cling, line dry and it’s gone. Drying your clothes on the line is a lot easier said than done in the winter though. Try stringing one up in your basement and see how much less static cling you have to deal with – and how much less your electric bill costs!
Avoid Over Drying
If line drying isn’t possible, try drying your clothes less. Take them out when they’re just a bit wet and you’ll eliminate static cling. Setting the dryer on “less dry” can help a lot.
Dampen Things Up
If the clothes are already full of static electricity when you remove them from the dryer or when they’re already on, try wetting your hands. Then rub them on your clothes, or keep your hands wet while folding the laundry out of the dryer.
If you have a metal hanger it can help you get rid of static cling just by rubbing it all over between you and your clothing. The metal helps discharge the electricity and get your clothing hanging properly again.
We’re sure that with these natural remedies for static cling you can quit the toxic fabric softeners and dryer sheets and get rid of static electricity naturally instead.