Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Nope. I don't feel bad about throwing it out.There's a fine line between hoarding, and being thrifty. Saving dryer lint is probably crossing that line.
unlikely: We don't. My girlfriend started making us save it a couple years ago and. Ow she uses it to stuff little creepy stuffed animals she makes for kids. It is kind of awesome.
MindStalker: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Nope. I don't feel bad about throwing it out.There's a fine line between hoarding, and being thrifty. Saving dryer lint is probably crossing that line.I think the idea of using it as kindling is a good idea. But packing material, Really? If you send me a present, stuffed in dryer lint, I probably would take it that you hate me.
walkerhound: and have also been putting in new hardwood floors
offacue: I only throw out the new dryer lint. The old stuff is put away in my safe deposit box.
ChipNASA: 1. Mix it with butter, crisco or some other type of fat.2. Flatten out two large pieces about the size of your hand.3. Mash them together, crimping the edges and making a pocket4. Warm in the microwave for about 5 seconds.5. Insert lonely cheeto encrusted Fark member6. Go to town in your mom's basement.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: There's a fine line between hoarding, and being thrifty. Saving dryer lint is probably crossing that line.
big pig peaches: Since most clothes contain synthetic materials, pretty much all of those are bad ideas, unless you only saved lint from cotton towel loads.
durbnpoisn: Dryer lint is indeed flammable as hell as I can attest. A few months ago, my wife called me saying she smelled smoke after turning on the dryer. My immediate reaction was to tell her to 1. turn the dryer OFF. and 2. Open the bottom panel and make sure the flames have gone out.Fortunately, nothing bad happened.The burner in the dryer, is like an open flame in a sideways can. It's not exactly shrouded by much of anything. As a result, it's very easy for lint to pile up and actually catch fire as the burner swings into action.So now, about once a month or so, I take off that front plate and vacuum out every last piece of lint I can find.This story serves as good advice for any homeowner.
Onkel Buck: Do they pick the pubic hair out of it first?
offacue: walkerhound: and have also been putting in new hardwood floorsI'm not sure what's worse. Having the staple hit a subfloor nail and bend into a paperclip or hitting the stapler with the airline unhooked.
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