How To Make Fabric Softener Sheet

August 14, 2012

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DIY Fabric Softener Sheet

Pour one bottle of liquid fabric softener into a large container with lid.

Fill the empty softener container with water and add it to the container.

Repeat to give you a 2:1 mixture of water to fabric softener.

Drop sponges into the mixture.

Grab a sponge, wring out the excess liquid, and add it to the dryer with your wet clothes.

Seal your container between uses.

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Kristen August 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I have not had good luck with a “wet” fabric softener in the dryer. I found that it left a residue/spots on my clothes. I have found that taking an old towel or rag & doing the same thing but letting the towels dry completely first has worked better for me. I am always up for challenges so I might just try this since it is watered down a little bit :)

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Regi October 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I do something similar, only I let it completely dry before I throw it in. Saves a ton of money! Great idea!

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bethlaf October 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

i re use old dryer sheets with some room fragrance on them , and old washcloths too,

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Ron November 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

I’ve heard wadding up an aluminum foil ball works. Any thoughts?

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Tara May 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I have tried the wadded aluminum. And it works wonders!!! Makes clothing VERY soft.

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Karen August 24, 2013 at 2:26 am

Wadded aluminum? Tara, can you explain what that is all about? Can you hand make this? Please reply to bama1213@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Karen.

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Karen August 24, 2013 at 2:30 am

Tara, I’m sorry. I now see above the story on the foil sheets.

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Dee January 26, 2014 at 1:35 am

Aluminum foil balls work inconsistently for me as a substitute for dryer sheets. Can’t figure out why. However, their use is documented in the book, Waste Not Want Not, and by Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate.

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HeySonnie February 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

You can get a bag of practice-quality tennis balls for cheap in the sporting goods aisle at Target, etc. Throw a couple of those in the dryer along with your wet clothes. They get rid of the static and – for people like me who are sensitive to scents – leave your clothes smelling like clean clothes.

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Nikki February 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Does anyone know if this helps with static? I use fabric softener and dryer sheets and I still seem to have static. ..lol I’m tired of shocking myself every time I put jeans or my hoodies on…lol…any advice is appreciated! :-D

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Jenni June 18, 2014 at 2:32 am

I use vinegar as fabric softener in my washer (put it where you normally put your fabric softener) and then I just either line dry or use in the dryer. I haven’t had any problems with static cling. I also make my own laundry soap. I have found that it has saved me so much money! They also sell dryer balls that come in a two pack at the Dollar General for around $5, I am going to try them! :)

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Jill Frase June 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

To keep static away put a small stainless steel(not all pins are s.steel) on a seam inside your clothes. You won’t have static problems anymore. i do this on all my clothes that have nylon in them. It works!

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Christina Garner November 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I have just always cut my dryer sheets into thirds and use them like that. It’s really easy to do and a box lasts me 3X as long!

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robin March 1, 2014 at 12:50 am

I will have to try this!

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donna March 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

I love to save money! YES YES i do

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Judy July 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I tear a fair amount of tinfoil!-(10-12″), form shape of baseball and throw in dryer. Lasts for many loads and NO static! I also put a shake of baking soda in wash to eliminate odor. and vinegar for whiter clothes and brighter colors.

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Beetle_Annie July 30, 2014 at 7:28 am

I have found that the cheapest fabric softner yet is half a cup of vinegar to the last rinse cycle. The clothes will still smell of the washing powder and not the vinegar and my clothes have never been so soft!

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