How to get rid of static cling
No one likes when their skirt or slacks are full of obnoxious static, and clinging to their body because of it. Static cling can be embarrassing, and is also a pain. The following are tips for getting rid of static cling. By following these five simple tips for getting rid of static cling, you could have a cling free life.
1. Static is not going to survive in a damp environment, it is caused by an electrical build up of charges, and these charges do not build well in a damp or moist atmosphere. So take your clothes out of the dryer before they are completely dry and let them air dry the rest of the way before you fold them and put them away. This is easy to do, and saves you money on your electric bill, however, to avoid lots of wrinkles, be sure to lay things flat to dry the rest of the way.
2. Make the air moist. As stated before, the electrical charges that build up to cause static cling, can't in moisture. If you want to put a stop to static cling, you have to add moisture to the air, so put a humidifier in your home. This will stop the electrical charges from building in the first place. And will help you stay static cling free, no matter what you wear. It means no more spraying your clothes with a static guard, or adding any special steps to your routine.
3. If you really hate static cling, avoid clothes that have a natural tendency to cling. For example, synthetics, such as rayon, polyester, and nylon are naturally going to produce static because of their fiber structure. However, natural fabrics, such as cotton, linen, and wool, are less likely to produce static, and can breathe better. So, choose clothes that have a tendency not to cling, and you will have fewer static cling problems.
4. If you did not take the above precautions and the clothes you are wearing are really static clinging already, you can put a stop to it by use a spray bottle of water to mist the air. You will want to spray the bottle, then walk through the mist to discharge the electricity causing the static cling. Or, buy an anti-static spray, and mist your clothing. The ways these anti-static sprays work is that they coat your clothing with a salt that will absorb the moisture in the air, and thus keep it on your clothes to keep them cling and static free.
5. If you want to eliminate your static clean, trying using only a quarter of a dryer sheet, instead of a whole one when you do laundry. You could also run 1 teaspoon of liquid softener into a damp washcloth, and put it in the dryer with your clothes, although a dryer sheet is going to work better as a static inhibitor then your liquid softener will. Your still get softer fabrics, but with less electrical buildup of charges.
Follow the above five tips to a static cling free way of dressing. You will not have to suffer the embarrassment of a skirt, shirt, slacks, etc. clinging because of static, and you can also help others from the same. The steps to avoid static are easy, but if you do not think about them, you may have to deal with the consequences.