To remove static from dry clothing, rub the fabric with a dryer sheet or run a metal coat hanger over the clothes. Moisturize skin with lotion to reduce static build-up, or mist clothes with either a weak solution of liquid fabric softener and water or hairspray.
Static cling happens because of electrical charges that accumulate on fabric. These charges are made worse by friction or dry air. To prevent static in a clothes dryer, use a dry fabric softener, more commonly called a dryer sheet. Rubber dryer balls for purchase serve the same purpose without scenting the clothes.