This $15 Amazon Find Is Kind to My Clothes — and My Wallet!

published May 10, 2021
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lint rollers
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It was just a regular Tuesday night when my sister walked in and changed my life forever. (Okay, that was very dramatic, but it was a Tuesday night.) As she placed her bags on the table, she proceeded to open the small package she had been carrying in the crook of her arm and pulled out two shiny blue … things. “What’s that?” I asked. “I saw this reusable lint roller online and thought I’d give it a try. Here, I got one for you, too,” she said. I took one look at the sticky little roller and got to work on my lint- (and dog hair-) covered leggings. Ever since that night, the iLifeTech Reusable Lint Roller has become a dedicated part of my everyday routine — and I’m never going back.

Much like your traditional paper roller, all this lint roller takes to get the job done is, well, a quick roll! However, instead of tossing out a paper sheet in between uses, simply run the roller under some water, add a little soap, and gently remove the dirt and debris. Drying in less than a minute, the rinse not only cleans the roller, it reactivates its stickiness, leaving it ready to roll again.

I’ll be honest, when I first tested out this device, I was very skeptical. I couldn’t understand how it could actually work and become “re-sticky.” Nevertheless, I gave it a go. After the first pass, my jaw dropped. All of the lint and pet hair (and I mean even the small, finicky lint that usually takes a couple of passes to pick up) was gone. I was so impressed I even let out an audible “wow” a la Owen Wilson.

Next came the real test: the wash. Afraid of disappointment, I approached the sink rather hesitantly and proceeded to clean the roller. After a quick rinse and a gentle scrub (soap is the key here, people) it was as good as new. And as for how fast it dried, it only took 37 seconds until I was able to use it again — yes, I timed it.

Coming in at just $15, this is actually a two-in-one deal — you also get a handy travel-size version. But what I really love is that this lint roller is waste free. Being able to save money on paper refills while also helping out the planet makes it the ultimate win for me. So go ahead and make the switch to a reusable lint roller. While you’re at it, pick one up for your sister, too.