Needful things come is strange packages

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Seacowboys, May 5, 2006.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Subject: Bounce this along (TIP FOR THE DAY)

    Bounce will dispel diesel and boat odors. Used on my boat everywhere and worked like a charm. Amazing stuff .....

    (One never knows when this could come in handy or save your life)

    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 when playing baseball and soccer. Use it when working outside. It really works. The yellow jackets just veer around you.

    1. 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.

    2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting, smells great and it keeps mice and insects away. ( never saw a mouse in a car???)

    3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too 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. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

    8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

    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. Use when storing anything!

    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 collect 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.
  2. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    On a side note about those bounce sheets. If you use them in your dryer you need to periodically take your lint screen out and wash it. I was told about this a couple of years ago and thought it was pure B.S. When I recieved a email about it I thought what the hell I'll try it. Boy was I suprised.
    Go to your lint screen and look at it. all those little holes pull the lint out and it looks fine. Now go to your sink turn the faucet on till you have a nice thin stream of water coming out. Put the lint screen under the faucet and watch it hold water. Wash it with your dish cloth or sponge and rinse. Try the same thing again and you'll be suprised, I was. Thanks for the info on the wasps and other lil stingers Seacowboy.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I take ones the wife used and cut them up and put 'em in the tumbler when cleaning brass cases - they collect all the dust and work great.
  4. Squirrel

    Squirrel Monkey+++

    I'm gonna have to give bounce a try next time the wife goes hiking with me. She always has mosquitos buzzing around her but they leave me alone.
  5. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    It keeps bees away from the kids when they're playing outside if they have one tucked in their pocket.

    This works with other dryer sheet brands than "Bounce" (at least, it has for us).
  7. Flip853

    Flip853 Monkey++

    For all you reloaders out there you can also keep a strip under the lid of your powder bottle on a progressive press to control static when using ball powders.
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    who'd a "thunk" it,
    :) thanks
  9. hippieman556

    hippieman556 Monkey++

    this is very intresting
  10. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    One of the monkeys (maybe your wife), had suggested in another thread that I use them to keep the bees away from my hummingbird feeder. I tried it, and it worked perfectly....... although I didn't see any more hummingbirds either. Don't know if that was because of the bees or the bounce.
  11. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Is this bounce only, or any dryer sheet?
  12. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    should be any dryer sheet, you may have to experiment with them.
  13. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    dryer sheets make good light diffusers for photography and filming.they will take the high temps.without melting and they make the set smell better
  14. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I sell light bulbs that mimic daylight:D
  15. jjs72

    jjs72 Monkey+

    Good bit of advice..
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