Do you know about all the brilliant uses for a lint roller? They are super-sticky and inexpensive, making them perfect for a whole host of household cleaning jobs.
Today, we're sharing 17 ways that you can put yours to use today. It's sure to cut your cleaning time in half...
1. Clean up glitter with your lint roller
Is there anything quite as annoying as trying to clean up glitter? If you've been keeping the kids busy at the weekend and gone a bit glitter-crazy, you'll probably keep finding it everywhere. It's time to pick up your trusty lint roller. Use it to go over all the surfaces and pick up every last speck.
This is a great tip for a quick clean up, rather than getting the vacuum out!
2. Clean up pet fur
Is your home covered in fur? Every pet owner needs some nifty cleaning tips up their sleeve, so this tip is one to remember. Lint rollers are great for removing the hair from your clothes, furniture and carpet, but you can also use it to prevent shedding in the first place.
Gently roll the brush over your pet's hair to collect any loose fluff. Not all pets will enjoy this, so use your own discretion to decide if this is a good method for you. It shouldn't feel any different than being brushed if done right.
3. Clean the carpet
Cleaning your carpets properly with the vacuum is the ideal thing to do, but what if you don't have time? If you've got unexpected visitors and need to do a speed clean, whip out your trusty lint roller. You'll be able to pick up any crumbs and dirt in a flash.
4. Use a lint roller to clean your bag
This is our favourite idea! How many crumbs end up at the bottom of your bag? You can't stick it in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry, so why not use a lint roller to give it a quick clean every now and then? It'll be like having a brand new bag!
5. Clean up sunburnt skin
This might be a little disgusting but, trust us, it works. When your sunburn starts to peel, get your mega-useful lint roller and gently rub it over your sunburn - all the dead skin will be picked up.
6. Clean drawers
Cleaning out drawers can be tricky! They're heavy, so tipping them upside down for a good shake isn't always possible. For easy cleaning, run your lint roller along the base of each drawer. You'll gather up dirt and dust in no time.
7. Clean up from crafts
Similarly to cleaning up glitter, lint rollers are ace for tidying up after crafting. 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. It can really affect your game. Don't reach for the brush - grab your lint roller and go over the table to get all the dust and grime off.
9. Clean hair up
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 gently 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 tip that'll stop you from having to crack out the vacuum.
12. Clean toys
Stuffed toys have a habit of getting grubby very quickly, but it can be risky to put them in the washing machine. To cut down on the number of baths they need to have, 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
How annoying are air bubbles when you've just popped on a new screen protector? This is a great hack for cleaning your electronic devices. Before applying a screen protector, make sure to give your phone a wipe with the cloth provided, then go over it with a lint roller.
This will ensure that all of the micro specks of dust are gone, leaving your screen protector nice and smooth.
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 lint roller!
17. Clean your sofa & chairs
Looking for a quick and easy way to clean upholstery? This might take you a few strips of the roll, 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!