Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WFMW - Cleaning Your Blow Dryer

Okay, so I was not going to post, then I was, then I wasn't and now I am! I have a ton of things to do today as I am sure does everyone, but I want to share my latest little cleaning epiphany with you. For more great tips be sure to head over to Shannon's at Rocks In My Dryer.

So I have blown out more blow dryers recently than I care to admit to and it's not because I use them in any weird way either. ( I don't know what a weird way would be and let's not go there.) I think it's because I buy the cheap ones and they make them to blow out after about six months use.

ANYWAY....I have found I can get a little more time out of them if I keep their screens free of lint. Now that is not always an easy task. I have been known to stand in my bathroom with my tweezers picking the lint out of the screens for hours on end. Not exactly a highly productive use of my time. After awhile I would feel like an idiot and give it up. Not soon after the blow dryer usually dies.

After I bought my latest dryer I decided that this was not going to happen again. Then I noticed the lint accumulating on the screens and knew I had to figure out a more effective way of cleaning them. LIGHT BULB! The vacuum cleaner!

That's right, pull out your vacuum cleaner and hook up that hose attachment with the dust brushy thing attached to the end. Now turn it on and start brushing away at those lint screens. Wallah! You have saved your blow dryer from an untimely demise.

Yes I know this is not exactly going to save the world but it made me a lot happier. I hope it will make you happy too, because we all know that a clean blow dryer is a happy blow dryer! :)


Ashlee said...

I am going to clean my hair dryer tonight! Why couldn't I think of this!?!? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OK-I am a closet "using the tweezer to clean the hair dryer screens" person. I just bought a new hairdryer last month after having the one before that for like 100 years. My new one doesn't have a screen (I don't think) but at the back end of it has slits in the plastic casing. We'll see how it does. It was on the cheaper end of hair dryer prices. I love the vacuum tip. I will definitely keep that in mind!