8 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Static

And no, we won’t be recommending dryer sheets.

Use a wire hanger

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You’ve probably always wondered how to get rid of static with things you already have in your house. A wire hanger is a perfect place to start. A wire hanger can take back some of the electric charge that causes your clothes to stick to you. Run a clothes hanger along the inside of your outfit—it works especially well with silk—right before or after putting it on to keep static at bay.

Try fabric softener

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Use fabric softener when you wash your clothes to cut down on cling. Once your clothes are ready to wear, add a tablespoon of fabric softener to a spray bottle of water and spritz it on trouble spots for a homemade version of Static Guard. Try these other fixes for common wardrobe malfunctions.

Toss in dryer balls

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Throw a couple of dryer balls into your next load to minimize each item’s contact with others. For a DIY alternative, crumpling aluminum foil into plum-sized balls will do the trick.

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