Each time I empty my dryer’s lint filter, I deposit the lint into an old ice cream bucket with a lid. In my opinion, it helps keep the room less dusty. When the bucket is full, it’s time to do something with all of that lint. Here is just one thing you can do…help your feathered friends build their nests.
Simply take an empty suet feeder (or empty onion bag) and fill it semi-loosely with dryer lint. Make sure some is poking out a little through the holes.
Then hang your creation in your yard or garden. The birds will be happy to use the lint to help make their nests. I hung mine on a tree in our backyard that we had already placed two bird houses on. If you’re not feeling very crafty, or are low on energy, just tuck clumps of the dryer lint into bushes and around hedges. The birds will find it!
Some other things you can do with dryer lint: make fire starters, use as stuffing for a draft stopper, make homemade paper or make your own clay. You can find directions on how to do any of those projects online.
So be a good sharer like your momma taught you. The neighborhood birds will thank you.