Frugal Trick from reader, Jessica:
I always cut our dryer sheets in half when I open the new box. We can never tell the difference and they last twice as long 🙂
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I always cut mine in half, but we do live in a really dry climate, so during the winter I sometimes need a full sheet. My best friends lives in Seattle and doesn’t use them at all, definitely a climate thing for me. During the summer though, a half sheet works great!
I’ve tried reusing my dryer sheets, did not work, major static for us. During the high static seasons I use 2 in my white load. I did find a frugal tip once of using a ball of foil, I have yet to try it.
What’s dryer sheet for? I did away with them a while back due to fear of chemical residue in clothing (my son has very sensitive skin.) Does not using it in some way damage my dryer or clothing?
Also, I did away with fabric softener and replaced it with vinegar, any thoughts on that?
The problem with dryer sheets is that people don’t realized that they need to WASH the list trap periodically. The dryer sheets create a film and restricts the air flow. If you wash it was soap and water once a month there shouldn’t be a problem.
Using dryer sheets in the dryerclogs the lint filterand that is what casues people to have to replace dryer. Try running water thru your dryer vent and then wash it and try again. I have also heard that Fabric Softener s not a good idea to run thru wash machines.
I stopped using fabric softner. I put white vinegar in rinse cycle works great and is frugal.
i use half sheets as well…you can’t tell at all! 🙂
i have started doing this and have even gone down as far as thirds or quarters and they still work! and sometimes they still feel like they might have some ‘juice’ left to them i have also used 2 previously used ones together and it works still.
Thanks for the tip-I’m always looking for ideas like this.
I am going to try it!