For many, emptying your home dryer's lint filter is second nature and done every time a new load enters. But earlier this month, I was astonished to find out that more than 1/3 of households don't empty their dryers' lint traps, which not only is costing them more money, using more energy, but also putting them at risk of fire!
Here's the link.
Today, I discovered that a home duster is a valuable tool in keeping your dryer free of lint.
As you'll notice in the following picture, I left the lent door open to illustrate a hidden lint farm!!! By using the duster, I was able to retrieve a great deal of the lint that remains in the dryer long after the filter itself is clean.
This project is easy, eco-friendly, energy efficient and only needs to be done every so often.
Cleaning the filter itself should be done every load!!! I can't tell you how disappointing it is to learn that so many don't do this.
I'll try to find an article about how much extra energy is needed for a lint-infested dryer.
Don't forget to save your lint for composting!!!
Remember: You paid for that lint at some point when you bought the garments and other household things you use on a regular basis.
Get the most out of everything! It's good for the environment to use less and re-purpose everything you can.
Lint makes a great "brown" material for your compost.
A great step-by-step on composting here and here.