Lint can be used for everything from DIY kindling to bedding for your pets. Plus, doing crafts will remind you to change your lint screen regularly, which is important in order to prevent fires in your household.
First, collect your dryer lint. Every time you dry a load of laundry, clean the lint screen. Once a month, clean out the actual dryer hose. This saves you money by keeping the dryer from excessively heating your home, and cuts down your risk of having a fire.
You clean dryer lint to prevent fires from starting in your house, so use the lint to start controlled fires. Pack your lint into a toilet paper roll or paper towel tubing. This DIY kindling will light quickly.
If you need to re-stuff a child’s toy, use lint. It’s clean and soft. Keep in mind, lint is flammable, so keep the child’s toys away from open flames.
If you have birds in your yard, sprinkle some lint outside for them to use in their nests. They will pick it up and use it to make a soft nest for their offspring.
Add your old lint to your compost pile. It will prevent weed growth and erosion when you use the soil in your yard.
Collect lint for an art project. Here are a few examples of the interesting and intricate art that can be created using different colors of lint: Heidi Hooper's Lint Art.