How to Get Rid of Static Cling at the Office

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Static cling occurs when our clothes stick to us. Static cling can occur with any type of clothing, but it is especially common with skirts, T-shirts and dresses. Static cling is caused by friction. It can be a problem to have clothing clinging to you, especially at work.

    Find a private place to go to in the office. In order to eliminate static cling in your clothing, you need to lift the clothes away from the spot on your body where they are clinging. A bathroom is an ideal private place to resolve the problem of static cling, or if you have a private office, you can shut your door.

    Select a method of removing static cling, which is best to do before you experience static cling so that you can have the requisite tools on hand to eliminate the problem. There are three different methods of removing static cling. You can use hand lotion on your body. You can use hairspray and spray the offending garment. You can also use a mixture of fabric softener and water, which generally carries with it a more pleasant odor than hairspray.

    Remove the offending piece of clothing if you choose the hand lotion method. Spread hand lotion liberally on your body at the spot where the garment is clinging. Allow the hand lotion to be absorbed for several minutes, then put the garment back on.

    Prepare the fabric softener and water mixture at home or somewhere where you have access to fabric softener. Combine in a spray bottle 1 tsp. of fabric softener with 1 quart of water. Remove the offending garment and spray the inside with fabric softener and water. Do not apply the solution too liberally because you do not want the garment to appear wet. Allow the solution to absorb for several minutes and then put the garment back on.

    Apply the hairspray much like the fabric softener and water mixture. Apply the spray only to the garment, not to your body. Allow the hairspray to dry for several minutes before putting the clothing back on.

    Things You'll Need

    • Hand lotion
    • Hairspray
    • Fabric softener


    • Avoid static cling by choosing natural fabrics such as cotton. A humidifier is a more permanent solution to a static cling problem. If you find yourself experiencing consistent static cling, the air in your office may be too dry, and a humidifier could resolve the problem.


    • Some people may experience an allergic reaction to hairspray or fabric softener if it is worn against the body.


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