Incredibly, you’ve been jumping all day! Whether you’re opening your car door or greeting your colleagues, you feel a sudden burst of static electricity every time. Embarrassing and annoying at the same time! But where could it be coming from? When you get home at night and take off your outfit, you’ve got it all figured out. Ah, now it’s your clothes that are electrified for nothing. Don’t worry, it’s not inevitable. There are ways to avoid this phenomenon and stop cringing every five minutes. Here are some pointers.

How to avoid static electricity on your clothes with a grandmother’s trick?

This would not have happened with cotton or linen. Generally, it is synthetic fabrics (spandex, polyester and polyamide) that electrify the most. If wool sticks to your skin, this also puts you in this state, and you often pay the price in winter. Not to mention the negative electrical charges (mainly due to dust or animal hair), which are also responsible for this annoying phenomenon. But let’s face it, there’s nothing more unpleasant than feeling this constant electrical charge as soon as you wear an outfit fitted to your body. Especially because it always surprises us, and the feeling is really painful.

How can you escape from this problem? Fortunately, you can resort to special anti-static liquids to rinse the textiles and avoid this inconvenience. But if you don’t have any on hand, there are also proven alternatives that you can use in case of emergency. An unexpected ally? Hairspray. Very easy to use: Simply turn the garment inside out and spray it on from a distance of about 30 cm. And voila, no more static electricity! Do the same with your tights: you will be sure that your dress will not stick to your legs.

Do you need a home remedy? There’s nothing better than making your own anti-static liquid. That way, you can spray it on your outfit every day before you go to work in the morning or at the beginning of the evening to avoid any unpleasant surprises. What’s next. Take a vaporizer spray and put the following ingredients in it:

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 4 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  • Optionally, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to mask the strong vinegar smell.

Mix all ingredients vigorously. Now you have your own anti-static solution: you can always put on your favorite sweater or blouse without fear of jumping up. And while you’re at it, don’t hesitate to spray the solution on your curtains, tablecloths and blankets, which are often statically charged themselves.

More tricks to remove static electricity from clothes

Oh dear, that boring moment when your pants stick to your socks, we’ve all been there, right? And that dress that won’t come off the tights and even ends up spinning if you don’t touch it carefully. A real pain in the ass! The culprit, of course, is static electricity, which always takes us by surprise. But don’t worry, there are plenty of solutions to counteract it and stop the stress. Here are some that you can adopt.

  • The easiest is to always have anti-static spray with you. It is the ideal way to neutralize electrical charges by increasing hygroscopic substances that attract moisture.
  • If you don’t have spray, you can simply rub the sticky areas with a damp cloth or paper towel. This dose of moisture can control electrostatic forces, at least temporarily.
  • Little known tip: Run a wire hanger or even a piece of aluminum foil between the hanging areas. Yes, it’s magic, metal is great for eliminating static electricity on our clothes.
  • Another promising option: we do not think about it, but just moisturizing the skin avoids this problem. For what? Well, by applying a lotion or cream on the body, you promote enough moisture to prevent the fabric from sticking to your skin.

How do I remove static electricity from a polyester garment?

Even our washing habits play a role in this story. Unless the label says otherwise, wash your polyester garments in lukewarm water either by hand or in the washing machine. One piece of advice: next time, pour a full cup of your fabric softener into the drum. This will greatly reduce the buildup of static electricity. What happens: Because fabric softener is positively charged, it binds to the negative charge in the clothes, helping to create a balance. So, think about it and don’t forget to always have some on hand!

However, if you don’t dry your clothes in the dryer after washing, it’s better to hang them outside in the fresh air. This will help to noticeably reduce static electricity. Especially when the sunny days return, you can easily hang them on a rope to dry in the sun at your leisure.