Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Frugal Fabric Softener

Well the colder weather means no more hanging our clothes outside on the line.  I tried hanging some blankets outside the other day and they never did completely dry.  This means I will be using my dryer again and that means...static cling!  Ugh.  It's the worst in the cold months.

I used to use dryer sheets.  Then I started saving some money cutting the dryer sheets in half.  Half a sheet was usually sufficient enough to get most of the static out of the clothes.  Almost a year ago I ran out of dryer sheets and decided to try a new method.  I use a quirt bottle filled with a capful of liquid fabric softener and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Squirt 6-10 sprays into dryer on top of wet clothes.

I still have the original bottle of fabric softener that I bought almost a year ago.  I just made up a new batch of it yesterday and it is still working really well at getting the static cling out of the clothes.

I should mention that I also shake the bottle each time I use it to make sure it gets mixed well.


  1. Thank you for sharing going to try this. Dryer sheets are so expensive :)

  2. I love this idea! The smell of the fabric softener when it is in the washer makes me sick. I bet this leaves only a light scent.