I was wondering if anyone had any tips/home remedies for getting static electricity out of shirts & shorts. I find the polyester & polyester/spandex FJ shirts & shorts especially "electric". I always hang them to dry using either wood clothespins or wooden hangers.
I have tried attaching a safety pin (supposed to discharge the static) when washing them. I have tried running a metal hanger over them after they are dry (again supposed to discharge the static). Another idea is to put them in the dryer for a few minutes after they are already dry with a ball of aluminum foil (again supposed to discharge the static), but nothing seems to work. I know the time of year (winter) and climate (Ontario) add to the problem because the air moisture is low, but the static is also bad in the summer. I find any of the "Cling Free" type sprays don't work either.I am hoping someone may have tried something else, because the last resort is a new washer & dryer (My wife's suggestion!!).
Thanks, Chris H.