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The CleanRite Guide to Lint

Posted by Clean Rite on June 23, 2021

Lint can be a pain to deal with, but it's not impossible! 

Lint removal is actually quite simple, and there are many different ways to do it. In this post, we will discuss the various options available for removing lint from your clothes. 

Whether you want to use a dryer sheet or have some wet wipes handy, we've got you covered.


Stopping Lint

The quickest way to deal with lint on your clothes is to not have it get to your clothes. The easiest ways to prevent this are:

  1. Washing your clothes by hand: While this method is very time-consuming it ensures that lint isn't even created.
  2. Ensure dryer filters are clean: Washers and dryers these days come with lint filters to stop it from getting on your clothes. Naturally, the filter can only hold so much - and cleaning it before it gets filled ensures that a lot less lint gets on your clothing. Most laundromats keep tabs on lint traps so you don't have to, but be sure to check before you start drying!

Removing Lint 

There’s pretty much one gold standard for lint removal: the lint roller. 

A lint roller is the safest, most reliable way to get lint, hair, or dust off of your clothes. But if you're in a rush and don't have one here are a few alternatives:

  • Tape: Use some tape to stick some of the lint to it, get new pieces as the previous ones fill up
  • A Razor: This method is risky, slowly pull the razor down across the fabric with minimal force to stop it from damaging the fabric
  • A Damp Sponge: Wet the sponge, after removing all the additional water slowly dab it across the article of clothing
  • A Wet Wipe: Similar to a wet sponge, you can use a wet wipe to dab lint across your clothes in a pinch. Just be careful that you don’t get more lint from the wipe onto your clothes — and take extra care that you don’t accidentally use a wipe with bleach. You don’t want to damage your clothes just over lint!


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