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DIY dryer sheets

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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Ladies this DIY is going to save you big bucks! Luckily, you already know how to make your own fabric softener. Unfortunately, I’m away from home and all my DIY goodies are there and I’m states away. So, I didn’t get to make my own softener. I know, I know, boo on me! You, on the other hand, can use that information in combination with this DIY and you’ll be on your way to having one bottle of fabric softener last you anywhere from 6 months to a year! Heck yeah!

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Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Bottle of liquid fabric softener
  • Old rag (shirt or towel)
  • Scissors
  • Bowl or Container
  • Hanger

Ok. The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut your rag into strips. I’m using a towel just because I think it will hold on to the softener a bit better than any other material.

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I cut my strips in half after I cut them out of the towel. They would be too long if I didn’t.

Once you’re done cutting, add your strips to an empty container or bowl.

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Now, pour your liquid fabric softener over the strips and allow your fabric to soak up most of the liquid.

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Once your strips are saturated, pull them out and wring out any excess. Then, place your strips on a hanger to let them dry.

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I hung them from my shower rod and set a container up underneath them just in case any of the liquid seeped out. Having the liquid drip into the tub could leave you with a slip and fall later! So, be sure you rinse any area you find with drippings if you’re not using a “catch”.

Let the strips hang until they are completely dry. Once they are, they are ready to use! Simply toss a strip in with your next dryer load!

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You can reuse these “dryer sheets” 4 or 5 times before it’s time to add liquid fabric softener again! Can you believe that? I love it! Congrats, fugal lovers! You’ve just learned how to make your fabric softener last forever

by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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Lindsi19
by Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:36 PM
I use a sponge cut in half and do half fabric softener, half water. No need to dry them. Wring it out and toss in with the clothes.
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iamcafemom83
by Bronze Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Awesome tip! Thanks.
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Stacie03
by Silver Member on Sep. 25, 2012 at 1:41 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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mammapav
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Thanks for Sharing !!

matreshka
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Is there a sensitive fabric softener with no scent? my skin is super sensitive but I love this idea. I hate crunchy clothes.

nmaxwell816
by on Sep. 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Thanks for sharing

calledmombymany
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM


Quoting matreshka:

Is there a sensitive fabric softener with no scent? my skin is super sensitive but I love this idea. I hate crunchy clothes.


Ultra downy free and sensitive IDK if its sented or not tho...

calledmombymany
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM


Quoting Lindsi19:

I use a sponge cut in half and do half fabric softener, half water. No need to dry them. Wring it out and toss in with the clothes.


Can u use it more than once?

BroCosMom
by Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM
This is awesome thanks!!
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matreshka
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Thanks, if its called free and sensitive its usually fine for me.

Quoting calledmombymany:


Quoting matreshka:

Is there a sensitive fabric softener with no scent? my skin is super sensitive but I love this idea. I hate crunchy clothes.


Ultra downy free and sensitive IDK if its sented or not tho...


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