Cut Cost On Dryer Sheets

The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Sharon:

I’ve been using this method for years! I purchase liquid fabric softener, keeping the previous bottle, then I divide the softener in half and fill both bottles almost full with water. It works just as good, it’s just a little thinner and costs half as much per load.

Now for the dryer sheet.  I use an old washcloth (I usually sew a corner down, to make sure I keep using the same one). Thoroughly dampen it with the softener, then throw into the dryer. I’m recycling & saving money at the same time. After a week or two, I soak the washcloth in hot, soapy water and rinse. It’s as good as new.

Based on a bottle of Downy at Walmart on sale for $6.97 for 105 loads, I figure it costs about 22 cents per load for softener! Hope this helps!


Here are several other great tips for saving on your laundry expenses.

  1. Keep Dryer Sheets Smelling Fresh Longer
  2. DIY Stain Treater
  3. Extend the Life of Your Clothes Dryer
  4. Homemade Stain Remover
  5. How to Make Homemade Dryer Sheets
  6. Making Your Own Laudry Soap

Do you have other ways to save on laundry expenses?
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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on March 25, 2012

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