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Aug
26
2010

Making Homemade Dryer Sheets

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I don’t know about you guys but we do a lot of laundry in my home.  Fortunately,  my husband does all of our laundry. I am a huge fan of Bounce products and it’s something I would normally buy even if I didn’t have a coupon.

Unless you are using coupons those dryer sheets can be somewhat expensive. I’ve got a few solutions to help you stretch your wallet.

Homemade Dryer Sheets

Option A: Fill a Tupperware Container with 2 parts water and 1 part liquid fabric softener. Cut a kitchen sponge in half. Soak the sponges in the solution over night. The next day you can squeeze all the excess liquid out of one of the sponges and toss it in your dryer. Then toss it back in to soak when your done.  I recommend putting a black x on one with a permanent marker so you can remember which one still needs to soak.

Option B: Add 2oz of liquid Fabric Softener in a spray bottle and fill it with water. Spray a wash cloth, rag or old sock and toss it in the dryer. Works just like a dryer sheet and if diluted properly it won’t stain your clothes. (I always recommend you do a test run before you try any home remedy so you don’t ruin something nice.)

Option C: If you don’t mind the smell of white vinegar add  1/4 -1/2 cup to your wash. Softens towels and gets out musty smells. Vinegar is very inexpensive.

If you have a fabric softner tip to share I’d love to hear it.

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