Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bounce sheets

My Aunt Patsy, who is creative and impressive
{plus she raised 2 boys who are Good MEN, and she is Still Sane! }
sent this to me--via email... I thought it might be interesting to you also?

As a mail carrier tells it: the US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. Use them all the time when playing baseball, soccer, when working outside. It really works. The yellow jackets just veer around you.
All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer! It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
  • Put Bounce around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are parked for a time. Will keep mice from getting in.
  • Bounce takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.
  • It repels mosquitoes! Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
  • Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.
  • Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
  • Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
  • To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
  • Put a Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
  • Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.
  • Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
  • To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
  • 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.
  • Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
  • Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
  • Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
  • Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
  • Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
  • I wonder if putting a sheet of Bounce in the diaper bag might be a good idea?
  • Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
  • Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
  • Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.


Anonymous said...

My dear girlfriend: I love you soooo much but you really should check SNOPES out. Most of these don't work but there are a couple of useful ones. Don't rely on getting rid of ants or mosquitoes or any bugs with it for sure. Also, if you are allergic to perfumes etc this is definitely not the way to help with odors. Just saying...... there is a list of helpful uses on the Bounce website however that might be useful if you aren't allergice to the perfume thing. I do like the unscented bounce for rubbing on my clothes if they cling though. Oh yes, this is Patty.

Chris said...

You know I found this before on an email that a friend sent and found it to be very useful...I am sure that others will definitely be thanking you for sharing this...thanks for stopping by to visit my TT post!