Friday, April 15, 2011

Update on My Frugal Fabric Softener

Remember a few months ago when I posted about my frugal fabric softener? Well it has been 2 months now and I thought I would update you on how it is going.

I just made up my second batch. I used 1 capful of fabric softener and poured it into a spray bottle. Then I filled the rest of the bottle up with water. Give it a little shake shake and then spray 10 or so squirts onto wet clothes in the dryer.

I am still using this and it is working great. My main reason for using fabric softener wasn't really to "soften" my clothes. My problem was the crazy static electricity we were having. This has helped a lot.

I also just invested in some dryer balls which I will be doing a post on here soon.

This post is linked to Frugal Friday at Life as Mom. Make sure you head over and enter my giveaway for a reusable sandwich bag.


  1. How do you use this when you hang your clothes outside? I use a small amount of fabric softener in my washer so my clothes don't get "crunchy" when I hang them out. If you were to come into my laundry area you would think I was a fabric softener hoarder. I have shelves of bottles, but I used the $3/1 Gain coupon from last month. I bought 12 bottles for under $12 and that will be more than enough for a year. I find that the $3/1 fabric softener coupons come out ever March.

    I'm going to try this when I dry in the dryer! Thanks

  2. I don't use it when I hang my clothes outside. I only use it when I dry in the dryer. I had no idea putting some fabric softener in your wash would help with the crunchiness. I only get the crunchies with my jeans and towels. Hmmm. Thanks for the tip! Looks like we helped each other!

  3. I like this idea, I may have to try it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. I have been using vinegar in the washer. I put it in the "softener" dispenser and then when I dry my clothes I don't notice much static clean. Mostly I've done vinegar because of the severe skin allergies of some of my family - it's non-scented and au naturale! It might not fit the bill for everyone though!