Cheap Trick: Dryer Lint Hack

dryer lint
                                     Dryer Lint

Today’s Cheap Trick is an oldie but a goodie. We need to start fires regularly either to burn brush or to start the fireplace for a little ambiance. Kindling is a must, but the easiest way to get that kindling going is using dryer lint. It works!

Just wrap it around a few twigs or stuff it between the gaps of your kindling. It’ll do all the work for you.

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  1. We use old pine cones from our trees, but only in the outside fire pit. I’ll have to try this.

    Lint is unbelievably flammable. I’m showing this post to everyone in the family who teases me about the way I religiously clean out the lint trap, and refuse to leave the dryer running when we go out. I used to work with firemen, but do they listen to me? Nope.

    • Lynn: Pine cones are definitely for outdoor use. Some people like them in their fireplace but I think they crackle and pop too much. I worry too about how much resin they exude too.

      re: lint
      My kid sister is horrible about letting her lint trap collect. Honestly, I don’t know how she’s never had a fire. Every time my mother visits her she makes sure the trap is cleaned out.

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