Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bounce...21 Ways

I recently found an article that listed 20 different uses for Bounce fabric softener sheets. Some of them are pretty much common knowledge but there are a few that might surprise you.

  1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
  2. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
  3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened often.
  4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
  5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.
  6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
  7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors in a jiffy. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
  8. Spread sheets around foundation areas, in trailers or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
  9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
  10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew!
  11. Prevent musty suitcases . Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
  12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
  13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.
  14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
  15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
  16. Eliminate static electricity from venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
  17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collects sawdust like a tack cloth.
  18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
  19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
  20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
  21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.


  1. Hmm.... I had no idea there were so many ways to use Bounce sheets!! Although I have to say, what if they didn't keep bees away... but attracted them? Ok, picture this... A group of male golfers (Frankie and Greg being 2 of them) with a wad of bounce sheets in their back pockets... Now picture said group of guys running like sissys because a swarm of angry bees are attacking their butts!! Haha!!

  2. I read that once and found it so fascinating. It makes me wonder about it though- is there something secretly wrong with it? I'm being cynical now.

    Just stumbled upon your blog- very cute.

  3. Hiya, came across your site from mbc.
    Bounce- oh I don't usually bother to buy them. Recession, you see.☺ but interesting about the many uses.
    My blog:

  4. i'm thinking about buying some now :)
    i can see a summer of my kids running around with bounce sheets tied to them.