Monday, February 14, 2011

Frugal Fabric Softener

In the warmer months I hang my clothes out on the line to dry. During the winter though I dry everything in the dryer. I used to use dryer sheets and cut them in half or even thirds sometimes. That works really well.

In January I ran out of dryer sheets and posted on Facebook if anyone had any suggestions on other options to use in the dryer. My main purpose for fabric softener is for static cling. I really don't care for the odor and prefer to not have the scent (hubby doesn't like the perfume smell).

I got quite a few responses and one of my readers suggested using a squirt bottle filled with a capful of liquid fabric softener and filling the rest of the bottle with water. Squirt 6-10 sprays into dryer on top of wet clothes.

So I tried it, and guess what? It works great! I spent $3 on a bottle of liquid fabric softener and I am pretty sure it is going to last me a very long time.

This post is part of Frugal Tuesday Tip.


  1. Funny that it would be that simple. Great tip!

  2. that's a great idea!! I am still addicted to the dryer bar :( it is something I don't have to think about but every couple of months ...a plus for me.

  3. I am so glad I saw this post!

  4. Thanks! I am always on the look out for better and homemade products.

  5. Great tip! I've been making my own version

    but this sounds simple and effective! Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. you can also put 1/2 c to 1 c of vinegar in the wash cycle. it wont make your clothes stink and does work. thats what i use.