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    • #235693
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      Keymaster

      I am not sure how to make the actual sheets but I take liquid fabric softner
      and dilute it with water and put it into a spray bottle! Then I spray a
      clean cloth with it and put that into the dryer with the clothes! The cloth
      can be used again and again!

      Amanda

    • #397403
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      Keymaster

      I have heard that you can dilute GOOD liquid fabric softener with equal
      water in a baby wipes type container, and cut a sponge in half. Dip the
      sponge in, squeeze until just damp and throw in the dryer as you would a
      dryer sheet. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to.

      Julie S

    • #397404
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      Keymaster

      Not as frugal as making your own,
      but buy dryer sheets on sale and with coupons, and cut them in half
      as soon as you get home. Then use 1/2 sheet per load. It does the
      job of cutting out the static electricity.

      HTH,
      Sheryl

    • #397405
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      Keymaster

      One suggestion that I have recently read was to get liquid fabric softener
      and spray an obvious rag and toss it in the dryer and wash after every few
      loads or so to get out the build up.

      I have also read that aluminum foil will take care of the static from the
      dryer if you toss a piece in with your clothes. I hesitate to try this one
      since it can damage delicate clothes.

      Also when you do buy dryer sheets cut them in half and you will get twice as
      many out of the box and they work just as well.

      Susan
      [snipped for brevity]
      HI, I Had a quick Question regarding Dryer Sheets, Does anyone kNow how to
      make them? or any ideas? They can be very expensive!
      [snipped for brevity]

    • #397406
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      Keymaster

      Hi Tammy, I don’t know about making dryer sheets but when I
      am out of dryer sheets I put some liquid fabric softener on a
      rag or wash cloth and throw that in the dryer with the clothes.
      Blessings, Pat

    • #397407
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      Keymaster

      I use small scraps of flannel, simply serge or zig-zag stitch the raw
      edges. We keep a small spray bottle and use a 1/2 water (distilled since
      we live in a high calcium/lime environment) and 1/2 fabric softener.
      Spray the small cloth with the mixture and toss into the dryer, can be
      reused over and over and over. We have only bought 1 bottle of fabric
      softener per year since doing this.

      But we only do an average of 4-5
      loads a week, there are only two of us, well four if you count the cats.

      BB,
      Jane

    • #397408
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      Keymaster

      >I have heard that you can dilute GOOD liquid fabric softener with equal
      >water in a baby wipes type container, and cut a sponge in half. Dip the
      >sponge in, squeeze until just damp and throw in the dryer as you would a
      >dryer sheet. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to.

      That is what I do and it works great.
      I may try the spray bottle method because of evaporation, but for now
      we use a halved sponge.
      Kim B
      :o)

    • #397409

      I use the downy ball in the washer with 2 tblsps of hair conditioner in it.
      Or an old washcloth with a tblsp of conditioner rub into it and thrown into dryer. Works as well as fabric sheets or liquid softener, plus cheaper, can always find conditioner on sale and coupons.

    • #430064

      Save your money on dryer sheets and use vinegar instead. Vinegar softens the water in the washer and does not leave a smell on your clothes. Vineage is also cheaper and better for your clothes and the environment.

    • #430150

      @Ziggee 186118 wrote:

      Save your money on dryer sheets and use vinegar instead. Vinegar softens the water in the washer and does not leave a smell on your clothes. Vineage is also cheaper and better for your clothes and the environment.

      love love lllove vinegar! tons of uses!!!

      savin’ moola;777 wrote:
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      I have also read that aluminum foil will take care of the static from the
      dryer if you toss a piece in with your clothes. I hesitate to try this one
      since it can damage delicate clothes.

      I wonder if putting the foil into a mesh bag would still do the trick yet not hurt the clothes?

      Susan

    • #430151

      @vieitali 191376 wrote:

      Love love lllove vinegar! tons of uses!!!

      static cling only happens when you over dry your clothes. if you don’t over dry them you won’t get static cling.

    • #430715

      I fill a glass with half fabric softner and half water- then put 1/2 a clean sponge in it, get it wet and then put it in the dryer.

    • #431766

      @Ziggee 186118 wrote:

      Save your money on dryer sheets and use vinegar instead. Vinegar softens the water in the washer and does not leave a smell on your clothes. Vineage is also cheaper and better for your clothes and the environment.

      What can’t we make with White Vinegar, Bleach, Ammonia, Borax and Washing Soda?!?!?

      They sure are staples at my home. Vinegar and water in a spray bottle is a good deodorizer also. Oh and a small amount in the cats water bowl (not too much now) helps keep fleas off them.

    • #432557

      @Savin’ Moola 776 wrote:

      Not as frugal as making your own,
      but buy dryer sheets on sale and with coupons, and cut them in half
      as soon as you get home. Then use 1/2 sheet per load. It does the
      job of cutting out the static electricity.hth, sheryl

      i do this too…have for years. even with only half a sheet, it works just fine.
      just don’t forget to ‘wash’, yes…wash your dryer screen about once a month to remove any film that could be stopping up the screen holes.

      ziggee;186118 wrote:
      Save your money on dryer sheets and use vinegar instead. Vinegar softens the water in the washer and does not leave a smell on your clothes. Vineage is also cheaper and better for your clothes and the environment.

      I do this for my ‘whites’ loads…Fabric softener can affect how towels absorb water whereas vinegar doesn’t. I also use this when I wash any microfiber towels or cloths.

      Lastly, I use a half and half ratio of downey and water mix in my fabric softener dispenser on the washer. ((In the actual bottle, I leave half a bottle of Downey, then dilute it with the same amount water-works just as well.))

    • #442006

      I use vinegar as a liquid fabric softener in my washer (beast results ever!!) and them cut my scented dryer sheets into 4ths (1/4)
      you will NOT have vinegar smelling clothes at all and its much much cheaper!!

    • #443026

      i buy dryer sheets in dollar store for a dollar. i cut them in half. i put them in my linens, blankets, and in the dryer

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