Extend the life of your dryer sheets. First they are extremely useful for cleaning the lint trap. Don't throw them away. Find a tightly sealed jar or container. Save all your used fabric sheets. Buy the smallest bottle of your favorite fabric softener. Collect all used sheets. Put them in your container. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of liquid softener and shake them up well. Toss in dryer. They will work every time. Reuse them over and over again. Add liquid softener as needed. When money is tight you will always have good smelling and soft clothes.
By Marlene from Upper Jay NY
Well, that's a terrific idea! I always find them under the bed or sticking to a sheet or even in undies and I get frustrated with them. Now I can capture them and reuse. Thanks! (02/20/2009)
Great idea! Thank you for sharing. I also use a dryer sheet under my car seat in the winter as a way to keep my car smelling nice! (02/21/2009)
I read not too long ago that you can also use these used sheets to add to your clothes when you wash them and it helps remove any lint and I forgot what else it helps with but I've been doing this since. I noticed that it helps very good with towels and bed sheets. no more "pills" and excess lint. (02/21/2009)
By Rosa G.
Please be careful using your old dryer sheets on the lint trap. I watched a new show dedicated to dryer fires and using old dryer sheets on the lint trap rubs the oils from the sheet on to the mesh. When it gets hot in the dryer it could actually SPARK the fire. If you re-use the old dryer sheets on the trap be sure to clean off and wash with warm soapy water every 6 months or so.
I've found that used dryer sheets are good for getting static out of my hair. Also you can use strips of bounce dryer sheets to keep mosquitoes at bay, so I've heard. (02/21/2009)
This sound very good. But will it also take the static cling out of the cloths over and over? (02/22/2009)
I use dryer sheets (used) to stuff my crocheted balls. they can be played with indoors without breaking anything or hurting anyone. (02/22/2009)
What a great idea! I can't believe I hadn't thought of it. And I like all the other feedback comments. This is such a great site. Keep those ideas coming! Thanks. (07/10/2009)
Not a good idea at all! Liquid fabric softener is intended for use in the washing cycle. It works to remove any remaining detergent left in the clothes that, if left in, causes the stiffness. Too work properly, the fabric softener must also be rinsed out. By putting it in the dryer can cause stains on clothes Your laundry may smell great, but you are actually harming your clothes and possibly your dryer with this practice. (07/10/2009)
Pretty neat idea. I cut most of them in half, and get 2 dryer loads from one. It seems to work just as well. From one Marlene to another! (07/10/2009)
I have dry, frizzy hair that could double for a Brillo soap pad. Have tried everything in all price ranges. The best product out there is Alberto VO 5 conditioning hairdressing - comes in a tube. (07/11/2009)
I agree with anglehug. Liquid fabric softener is made for the washer. Using it on old fabric softener sheets will leave an icky residue on your clothes, the inside of the dryer, and the lint trap. I use vinegar in the rinse cycle. It's cheaper and works better. You don't get that fake "clean" smell, but the vinegar gets rid of any odors in your clothes. (07/11/2009)
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