How To Remove Fuzz Balls From Clothing

One of the most challenging housekeeping issues is how to remove fuzz balls from clothing. Ever pull your favorite knit shirt out of the dryer, only to find a gazillion fuzz balls all over it? The first tip is to remove all tissues and slips of paper from pockets (not just the shirt but anything in that load). But now it’s too late, the shirt looks like a fuzz ball hatchery and you’re not ready or willing to ship the shirt off to Goodwill just yet. Next time you’ll know, but for now, you’ll need to spend a little time and some elbow grease removing those furry little fuzz balls from any article of clothing they’ve taken a fancy to.

  1. The ideal fuzz ball remover is the lint shaver. That’s the gizmo you wondered why someone put it in your stocking. They are powered by a double-A battery or two and they look something like a miniature electric razor. All you have to do is power it up and run it over the surface of your clothing to remove the fuzz balls. If you’re late for your date, just say your shirt needed a shave.
  2. Masking tape might do the trick. If the fuzz balls haven’t latched on too strongly, run the sticky side of masking tape over the surface of the clothing, and you might be able to get rid of the buggers. If your shirt is covered in them, this may take a whole roll of tape and some time you may not have.
  3. If you don’t have a lint shaver and you’re all out of masking tape, try using a disposable razor. You’ll need to use caution and go lightly, or you risk slicing up your favorite shirt. This is another time consuming method.
  4. Sandpaper is another item you may be able to use to remove those pesky little fuzz balls. Lightly run a piece of it over your clothes in a circular motion, but use care not to snag the shirt.

Next time you do laundry, consider hanging your favorite items to dry. That way, you won’t have to worry about how to remove the fuzz balls from clothing.

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