As a mom of a toddler, I do a lot of laundry. I spend a lot of time in our laundry room washing, folding and sorting clothes – not to mention the time spent running to the store for more dryer sheets. I swear I buy them ALL THE TIME. Which got me thinking, is there such a thing as reusable dryer sheets? Well, thanks to Pinterest, I discovered that indeed there is. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after just one load, I am hooked and will never go back to buying dryer sheets again.
- Supplies Needed:
- 1 Container with airtight lid (I use a food storage container w/screw on lid)
- 4 sponges, small thin cheap ones (I got a 4 pack at the Dollar Tree)
- 2 cups of your favorite fabric softener (any brand will work - I splurged and went with Downy)
- 4 cups water
- How to Make them:
- Cut the sponges in half (or thirds).
- Mix the fabric softener and water together, and pour into container.
- Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture.
- Turn container upside down or gently shake it side-to-side to mix or fully soak the sponges.
- When ready to use, take out 1 or 2 sponges and squeeze out the excess liquid and throw them in the dryer before your clothes. As you transfer the wet laundry from the washer, the excess solution will mostly come off of your hands. Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once your load of laundry is done, place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time. Your clothes will smell great and be static free just like the expensive non-reusable dryer sheets. The best part is, I don’t have to scavenge through the laundry pile anymore looking for the used dryer sheet that is stuck somewhere to the inside of one of my shirts!
Used In This Project:
- Large Labels • I chose the “Tuxedo Formal” style in chalkboard tuxedo.
- Circle Labels • I chose the “Tuxedo Formal” style in chalkboard tuxedo.
- Large Oval Hang Tags • I chose the “Tuxedo Formal” style in tuxedo.
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