When I bought my house the dryer vent was stuck into the crawlspace. I know
that's bad, but I left it that way anyway.

I checked the other day and there is quite a bit of lint there (probably
from years back too). I know it's a fire hazard and I plan on extending the
hose to the outside.

So the question is.....how do you get rid of the existing lint?

Thanks for any answers, from experience or just plain creativity!