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4 Surprising Ways to Get Rid of Static Cling

Are your clothes clinging? To get rid of static cling, follow one of these easy tips.

By
Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
1-minute read
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The Quick And Dirty

If you experience static cling often, any of these common household (or purse!) items can help: wire hangers, lotion, old batteries, or hair spray. 

Static Electricity Solution

One easy way to remove static cling is to run the long part of a wire hanger over the garment. If you’ve suffered any skirt-stuck-to-pantyhose embarrassment, run the hanger between your skirt and the pantyhose. 

Lotion for Static Cling

Another cure for static cling? Lotion. Rub just a dab on your legs and the static will be gone! It even works if you’re wearing pantyhose. Just rub the lotion right on the pantyhose to keep static cling away all night long.

Great Use for Old Batteries

Slinky skirt grabbing your pantyhose and won’t let go? Solve this annoyance with an unlikely household hero: a battery! Rub the positive end of a battery over your skirt and hose. (If this happens to you a lot, you can just keep a AAA battery in your purse!) The battery releases positively charged ions that neutralize the negative ones that cause static cling. Bada-bing, no more static cling!

Get Rid of Static Before You Leave the House

The next time your skirt or slip stick to your pantyhose due to static electricity, try this tip: just spritz a little hair spray on your nylons and they’ll not only be free of static, they’ll be less likely to run.

Did these tricks work for you? Let us know in the comments below or on the Who Knew? Facebook page!

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.

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