How to Get Rid of Static Cling: 5 Tips
Have you left the house only to discover a baby sock stuck to the back of your sweater? Or you were ready to put your kids in warm and cozy pajamas fresh from the dryer only to find your laundry is stuck together and full of static cling? There is need to endure the uncomfortable moments of socks (or worse) stuck to your clothing or putting your kids to bed in itchy pj’s; Snuggle® has your back (minus the sock) with the tips and tricks to keep your family comfortable and cozy in soft clothes and fight static cling.
What Causes Static Cling?
In laundry terms, static cling is the result of an electric charge build-up due to a fabric brushing up against one another which occurs during the tumble-drying process. Static cling is more prevalent during winter because of the dry air. Luckily, there are some ways to get rid of static on clothes from the get-go.
5 Tips to Get Rid of Static Electricity
Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far for simple and easy solutions to prevent static cling. Our experts have put together 5 tips to help to fight and prevent static cling. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are the best way to help prevent the persistent problem of static.
1. Fabric Softeners
No one likes itchy fabric rubbing against their skin. Fabric softeners help make your clothes feel softer by coating and softening the fibers in your clothes with a lubricating formula. Snuggle® protects clothing fibers to make them last longer* while keeping your laundry soft and cuddly. Snuggle® has wide range of fabric softeners including Snuggle® SuperFresh®. This fabric softener not only works to remove tough odors, deliver snuggly softness, and fresh scents like Original, Spring Burst®, and Violet Breeze™, but has an added benefit of static control!
2. Dryer Sheets
Another great – and easy! – option to fight static cling is dryer sheets.
After transferring your clothes from the washer to the dryer and before beginning the tumble dry process, place your preferred Snuggle® dryer sheet atop your clothes. Once the dryer is started, the dryer sheet will begin to tumble with your clothes, releasing fabric softener. When your clothes are dry, the result is clothes that come out smelling great and static-free. Snuggle® SuperCare™ cling free dryer sheets available in pleasant scents Lilies and Linen, and Sea Breeze reduce static and wrinkles so you can spend more time with your family and less time tackling tough laundry.
3. Increase humidity in your home
Static cling thrives in a dry air environment. Increasing the humidity in your home can help to combat static cling. Not sure where to start? Using a humidifier in your home will add moisture to the air and help keep the hassle of static cling. Another trick for adding humidity is to use house plants. The natural properties of indoor-friendly plants can help balance the humidity in the home.
4. Separate Natural Fibers from Synthetic
While many people may believe that separating your laundry before washing and drying is an old wives’ tale, doing so may help to remove prevent static cling Be sure to inspect your garment label for specific care symbols and instructions.
5. Air Dry Clothes
Line drying your clothes prevents the fabrics from rubbing against one another during the tumble cycle, a main culprit of static cling. An outdoor clothesline in the spring and summer allows the fresh air to do the work as well as a way to make your laundry routine a family activity. During the seasons with harsher weather, an indoor drying rack is a great alternative.
Static Cling be Gone: Key Takeaways
There is no need to suffer the hassle and discomfort caused by static cling. With Snuggle® fabric softeners and dryer sheets, you can protect your clothing from building up static electricity while enjoying fresh, clean-smelling laundry that is static cling-fighting. It’s time to ditch the itch and let Snuggle® help your family stay comfortable by providing long-lasting softness and fighting static cling. Check out the full range of Snuggle® laundry care products to keep your family Snuggly Soft®.