17 Things You Can Clean With A Lint Roller

17 Things You Can Clean With A Lint Roller

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

Glitter be gone.

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

You never know what's lurking in there!

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

Get rid of all that dust.

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

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!

Next up, find out how to grow your beard faster and how to grow out a fringe.

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

phone screen
No more air bubbles.

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

Collect lint easily.

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!

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 Tennie on April 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm

      My brother had a business with cleaning products, and he tried some lint rollers to see how they would sell, he went to the army barracks with them and all the stock he had was sold in the matter of minutes, and he had a big order for them,

    3. Author Joanne A on April 28, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      That's great!

  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?

  7. Author Susan Madanat on June 28, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I use it to clean the dust off my waxed table cloth before wiping it with a damp cloth and to clear my bed sheets and pillow cases before putting them in the washing machine (saves the machine getting clogged up with my hair (I have alopecia).

    1. Author Joanne A on June 30, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      Great tips!

  8. Author Lin on August 31, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    The very best way to clean pet hairs off a sofa or smooth rug is to use a shower/window squeegee, My sons clumber spaniel loves lying beside him on the sofa,but omg the hair he sheds is too much use a squeegee and you will be amazed at how easy it is to remove them.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 6, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, fantastic idea!


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