17 Things You Can Clean With A Lint Roller

17 Things You Can Clean With A Lint Roller

Lint rollers are super-sticky and very inexpensive - you may a lint remover in your home, but did you know you can use it to clean other things? Check out these 17 items you can clean with one.

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1. Clean up glitter with your lint roller

Glitter be gone.

If you've gone a bit glitter-crazy and keep finding it everywhere then it's time to pick up your trusty lint roller. Use it to go over all the surfaces and pick up every last speck.

2. Clean up pet fur

Remove excess fur from your cat or dog by rubbing a lint roller over them. Lift any loose hair with ease - but, if your pet hates it, then don't do it. This will also help to keep pet fur off your furniture.

3. Clean the carpet

Need to clean the floor fast before your aunt comes round for a cup of tea? Crack out the lint roller to get rid of dust and dirt.

4. Use a lint roller to clean your bag

You never know what's lurking in there!

If your bag has been a personal rubbish bin for weeks now, full of tissue bits, dust, and dirt - it's time for a clean. Use your lint roller to get to all those hard-to-reach places and make sure it's all gone. It will be like having a brand new bag!

5. Clean up sunburnt skin (using your trusty lint roller)

This might be a little disgusting but trust me, it works. When your sunburn starts to peel, get your mega-useful lint roller and rub it over your sunburn - all the dead skin will be picked up.

6. Clean drawers

Get rid of all that dust.

It's very easy to put stuff in your drawers - it's just not that easy to clean it out. For all those tricky places find your lint roller and gather all that dust and dirt up.

7. Clean up from crafts

Crafting can be super-messy, especially when cutting out fiddly bits of paper or card. Clean up the table using a quick roll of the lint roller.

8. Clean a pool table

There's nothing worse than a dirty pool cloth. Don't reach for the brush, grab your lint roller and go over it to get all the dust and any grime off. Rack up!

9. Clean hair up

Quicker than vacuuming.

Have you just shaved your beard or trimmed your fringe? Pick up all those tiny hairs with a lint roller. Hurrah, all those pesky bits are gone!

10. Clean lampshades with a lint roller

Dusty fabric lampshades, be very afraid. Locate that lint roller and press it over the exterior of your shades. If you have ceiling fabric lampshades, get those down too and give them a good clean. Bye bye dust and cobwebs...

11. Clean the car

Giving someone a lift? Use a lint roller to get rid of all the excess dirt on your dashboards and on your car seats. This is a quick and easy tip for you without having to crack out the vacuum.12. Clean toys

Stuffed toys have a habit of getting grubby very quickly. Remove dust and grime in between washes with a lint roller.

13. Clean up glass shards (carefully) using your lint roller

Broken a glass? Pick up all those tiny shards with a lint roller. Just make sure to be careful when you're you're peeling the roller section off. Continue until all the tiny shards are picked up.

14. Clean your phone screen

phone screen
No more air bubbles.

Before applying a screen protector give your phone a little wipe with the cloth provided, then go over it with a lint roller.

15. Clean dandruff

If you suffer from dandruff and need to rush out quickly, give your clothes a quick brush to get rid of any dead skin. Hey presto - you're dandruff-free!

16. Clean threads after using the sewing machine with a lint roller

You know those tiny bits of broken-off thread you get when using a sewing machine? Pick them all up with your dear old lint roller.

17. Clean your sofa & chairs

Collect lint easily.

This might take you a few strips of lint roller but it does a really great job of removing dust from your fabric sofa and chairs. You can use them on wood too so give it a go!

What do you use your lint roller for? Let us know below!


Colleen B


Lifelong biscuit addict. Obsessed with recipes, cooking & eating. Slightly lazier than the average bear, so likes writing about life hacks & discovering the quickest / easiest way to do things.

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  1. Author COLIN B on July 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    For Military person's or any uniformed service that wear a Cap till the Lint Roller over the area and it wil remove any unwanted particles in no time at all,

    1. Author Colleen B on July 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your tip Colin.

  2. Author Thelma on July 16, 2016 at 4:40 am

    I use mine to clean the stairs. It's a lot more efficient than a vacuum cleaner and much lighter too!

    1. Author Colleen B on July 19, 2016 at 9:30 am

      That's a great tip Thelma, thanks!

  3. Author Judith Hamilton on February 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I used mine the other day to remove fluff and cat hair from the edge of a thick rug. Worked like magic.

    1. Author Colleen B on March 2, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      That's a great idea Judith!

  4. Author Gillian Keys on February 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Crumbs on the bed or sofa, pollen or leafs from flowers, crumbs/ dirt from car seats, gets dust from artificial flowers. The list really is endless for lint rollers!

    1. Author Colleen B on March 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Gillian, we agree the Lint Roller is mighty!

  5. Author Anita on February 23, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I use mine to clean the cat tree from all the cat hair. Does a better job than the vacuum cleaner!

    1. Author Anushka F on March 9, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Oh really? Wow better than your vacuum cleaner - that's impressive! I have a pug and he sheds endlessly, I usually use brown packing tape.

  6. Author Donatello46 on February 23, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Hi Colleen, did you know that you can also use a slice of bread to pick up small shards of broken glass?


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