Last week when I saw Pioneer Woman at her book signing, she mentioned that she was having a tinsy static problem at that moment. Her shirt, she said, was completely stuck to her back.
“Shocking, simply shocking…”
Welcome to Utah, PW. With our ultra dry air, static is a way of life here. It’s especially bad in the winter.
Do you have static problems in more humid climates? I’m not sure.
Here’s a few things I’ve found to combat the static invasion.
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar in my rinse cycle seems to be helping- and once my clothes are dry, there is no vinegary smell. The vinegar also works wonders for keeping my clothing soft.
- If I use my dryer, I don’t dry the clothes 100%. My dryer automatically stops when the clothes are slightly damp dry. For some reason this seems to help. I wish I knew why.
- Clothes that have been dried on my drying rack have much less static, I’m sure the same science applies here.
- My natural fiber clothing are less prone to static. It’s an incentive to buy 100% cotton or linen clothing.
- When I do put on a skirt with a liner and a pair of stockings, and the liner sticks to my legs, a quick spray with WATER from a water bottle does the trick. The static instantly disappears. Yes, I did say water. Isn’t that amazing? And free!
- Applying body lotion really helps too. On my body…. not the clothes, of course.
Static is a sticky problem and I hope a few of these tips help.
What do you do to combat static?