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Making reusable dryer sheets is quick, easy and waste-free. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.
That bottle of liquid fabric softener was weighing on my mind.
I’ve had it for years.
I bought it because I read on Pinterest you could use it to make a doll’s hair less crazy. It kind of worked.
But then what was I going to do with an almost-whole bottle of liquid fabric softener?
Until recently when I was about to run out of dryer sheets, and I started thinking about how wasteful they are.
Even though I use them two or three times, in the end there’s this thing you just have to throw away.
I decided it was worth it to explore my options for turning liquid fabric softener into reusable dryer sheets.
It’s actually really easy to do.
What You’ll Need
- an old towel or a few washcloths
- liquid fabric softener
- a bowl
- somewhere to dry your fabric softener sheets
How to Make Reusable Dryer Sheets
If you’re using a towel, cut it down to reasonable dryer-sheet sizes. I used half a hand towel to make six “sheets.”
Fill a bowl with liquid fabric softener.
Soak your cloth and wring out the excess.
Hang your cloths to dry (I have this cool hanging drying rack that was perfect for this purpose).
Once dry, you can store them in a box or jar in the laundry room. You should be able to get many, many uses out of one before you need to switch out, or you can rotate among your cloths if you like.
I’ve been using my reusable dryer sheets for a couple of weeks and they seem to work at least as well as the store-bought version (meaning not perfect but pretty good even in these static-filled times). And when they get less effective I can always load them up with fabric softener again.
Have you ever made reusable dryer sheets or do you use another eco-friendlier method for keeping clothes soft and less staticky? I’d love to hear about it!
This is a genius idea, I love it! I always strive to be as nature friendly as always, but I never thought I could make my own dryer sheets too. And the fact that they are so easy to make makes me angry that I spent so much time throwing my money away for dryer sheets. Thanks for the advise, I will definitely try them!