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Old 10-01-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: SC
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I buy a lot of rags for sopping up squeezed out glue when doing woodwork. I just "discovered" that the balled up lint does just as well as a rag or even a paper towel. And since I was going to throw it away anyway, this is a zero cost gain.

If I tried, I think I could come up with many other uses when in the garage working on my cars. WIN!
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Clothes dryer lint=firestarter!
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:34 PM
 
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I've heard of putting lint in old used pantyhose and stockings and using it in place of batting when making quilts.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:05 PM
 
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Lint from 100% NATURAL MATERIALS {100% COTTON, 100% LINEN,etc.} can be used in the compost pile.


{for those who DON'T know: This will NOT include things like polyester, nylon, rayon, dacron, anything "plastic"}

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Old 10-01-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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now if I could only find a use for those pesky banana strings....
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I toss it in the woodstove.

My Dw likes to pack it into egg cartons and pour wax over it, to make a firestarter.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Clothes dryer lint=firestarter!
Yes! We take this on every camping trip.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: SC
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I toss it in the woodstove.

My Dw likes to pack it into egg cartons and pour wax over it, to make a firestarter.
Why wax? What does that do for it?
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Why wax? What does that do for it?
[She thinks] it makes the firestarter burn better / longer.

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Old 10-11-2016, 07:15 PM
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Location: in the miseries
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Can start fires with dryer lint too
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