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9 Practical Ways of Using Lint Rollers Around Your Home

Is using lint rollers limited to clothes? We’ll show you more practical ways to use a lint roller for cleaning around your home!


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Written by Eunice Samson

Using Lint Rollers Around Your Home

According to a Dataintelo report, the lint remover global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% by 2030.[1] Indeed, more and more people are discovering the benefits of using lint rollers. After all, they are not exclusive to removing pesky lint from your clothes. 

You’d be surprised to learn that this sticky paper does more than lift pet hair from your couch. Today, we’ll share other practical ways to use lint rollers for tidying up your home. Besides, we’ll also share tips on how to use them to maximize their benefits.

9 Lint Roller Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

You probably own a lint roller for clothes, but did you know that you can use that nifty tool for other cleaning tasks around your house? Here are some practical uses of lint rollers:

1. Removing Pet Hair

Of course, if you’re a fur parent, having a lint roller in your home can be a lifesaver. Shedding season can easily become a nightmare, especially when you have a golden retriever, husky, or chow chow. In this situation, learning how to use a vacuum would not suffice. After sweeping and vacuuming, you can get rid of the stuck-on pet hair by using lint rollers.

2. Picking up Glitters

A 2022 Statista survey revealed that about 86% of consumers around the world decorate for Christmas.[2] If you’re part of the statistics, then you must be prepared for the pain of dealing with pesky glitters from your holiday décor. Thankfully, you can grab your lint roller and use it to get those sparkling bits off your floor, furniture, rug, and even your skin!

Quick Tip: If you’re planning a holiday event, make sure to read our tips for hosting a dinner party. This way, you can share your specialty handa while ensuring that your guests have a fun night.

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3. Cleaning Floor Edges

Don’t you hate it when you can’t remove the debris along the floor edges in a room? Well, if you want a hack that won’t require using a vacuum, grab your lint roller. Reach your floor edges before wiping down the area to give it a thorough clean. 

Pro Tip: Check out our guide on cleaning linoleum flooring to get useful maintenance tips.

4. Removing Dust on Keyboard

Learning how to clean a keyboard properly can be challenging, especially since dirt and dust can get stuck in between the keys. Aside from blowing the dust off, you can also use a lint roller to ensure that no debris will be left behind. This sticky paper can effectively pick up skin flakes, hair, and dirt.

5. Cleaning Fixed Drawers

Isn’t it annoying when you can’t remove your drawers and turn them upside down to get rid of debris? If you have fixed drawers, you can roll your lint remover to clean the hard-to-reach corners. Now, if you’re still struggling to get to certain areas, peel off an individual sheet of lint roller. Slide that into the corners to pick up tiny dirt and debris.

6. Cleaning Curtains 

Let’s face it—not all of us have the time to wash curtains regularly. Fortunately, lint rollers offer an easy way to remove dust from curtains without throwing them in the washing machine. In between deep cleaning, you can give your curtains a quick rundown using a lint roller. The sticky paper will effectively pick up pet hair and dust that may have been trapped in the fabric.

7. Reaching the Corners of Your Couch

There’s only so much your vacuum can do. Unfortunately, dirt and pet hair can get stuck in the corners and edges of your couch. We recommend peeling off a sheet of lint roller and using that to clean hard-to-reach areas.

8. Cleaning Your Car’s Interior

If you have kids, you know how food crumbs find their way into the crevices of your car seats. Even your cup holder can easily become dirty when children eat snacks on the road. Thankfully, you can get a mini lint roller to collect these little particles. Besides, it’s portable. So, you can keep it in your glove compartment or trunk whenever you’re traveling.

9. Picking up Tiny Glass Shards

Indeed, you can use a kitchen towel to pick up tiny glass shards. However, doing so can be dangerous, and you might end up cutting yourself. To safely pick up the tiny glass shards, use a lint roller. You can do this after cleaning up the bigger pieces. Run the lint roller over your floor to ensure that the adhesive collects all the tiny glass shards.

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How to Use a Lint Roller

You’ll also find lint rollers with combs. However, in your local grocery stores, it’s more common to find the disposable kind. No matter what type you have, learning how to use a lint roller is simple. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Check if the exposed sheet is clean. If it isn’t, peel off the current layer.

  2. Roll the lint remover up and down the surface of what you’re cleaning. If the exposed sheet becomes too dirty, peel it off and dispose of it. 

  3. Keep repeating the steps until you’ve lifted off the dirt, debris, and pet hair.

Have a Lint Roller in Your Cleaning Toolkit

While our article is extensive, you’d be surprised that there are more practical ways of using lint rollers in your home. So, if you have one in your cleaning toolkit, you’ll always find it beneficial for picking up tiny crumbs, glass shards, hair, and dust.

If you want to discover more cleaning hacks for your home, keep reading Cleanipedia’s blog!

FAQs About Lint Rollers

Q. How do you use a lint roller?

If the exposed sheet is dirty, peel it off. Then, roll it up and down the surface of what you’re cleaning. 

Q. Do lint rollers actually work?

Lint rollers have adhesive sheets that pick up hair, lint, dirt, and dust. They are effective for removing tiny particles from clothes, furniture, and other surfaces.

Q. Does a lint roller work for hair?

Yes, you can use a lint roller to remove hair and other debris from fabrics and other materials.

Q. Can lint rollers be washed?

If you’re using lint rollers with disposable sheets, don’t even think about washing them. All you need to do is peel off the dirty sheet. On the other hand, you can wash reusable lint rollers.

Q. Can lint rollers damage clothes?

Some lint rollers with thicker adhesives can be damaging to clothes. They leave a sticky residue on garments, which can be difficult to remove. 


1. Dataintelo. (2023, September 8). Lint Remover Sales Market Report | Global Forecast From 2023 To 2031. https://dataintelo.com/report/global-lint-remover-sales-market/

2. Statista. (2022, December 7). Consumers who put up decorations for Christmas worldwide 2022, by country. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1350685/global-consumers-decorating-for-christmas/

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