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Aluminum Foil as Alternative to Fabric Sheets

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If you don't have fabric sheets or just don't want to buy them, try using aluminum foil instead! Crumple up a sheet of aluminum foil into a ball and toss it into the dryer. It eliminates static cling, lasts a long, long time, and costs practically nothing!

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By Marilyn from Colfax, LA

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June 28, 20111 found this helpful

I have never heard of this hint!

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

I've tried this before & it never did work for me. Neither did vinegar. Maybe it's just my machine or the air in my home,I don't know. I've heard other people say it works for them.

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June 28, 20111 found this helpful

Anything is worth a try if it will save money.

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June 29, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds like a good idea. I'll try it. Next time I use my dryer.

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June 30, 20111 found this helpful

Love the simplicity, gotta try it, I love "homemade stuff".

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July 1, 20111 found this helpful

Maybe it's time I tried this. I have discovered adding a couple of capfuls to the wash cycle help deodorize, especially if I manually stop the load and soak it for up to an hour. A couple more capfuls also soften the load very nicely, but leaves the problem of static cling. Next time we buy aluminum foil, I'm going to crumple some into a ball in order to try this tip. I think I recall, it's about a tennis-ball size lump.

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September 29, 20140 found this helpful

I have been using the aluminum foil balls but they don't work for me with the static cling.
Terri

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January 5, 20170 found this helpful

Dose this really work?

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April 23, 20170 found this helpful

Be careful! I used one and thought it great, it even heated up to speed drying UNTIL I found that it was breaking off the "paddles" or whatever you call them in a dryer that helps toss the clothes not stick to sides of dryer. At first I thought some black plastic bits had somehow got into the laundry until I felt the sharp edges inside my dryer. Loved it until bad stuff happened to my clothes and dryer. Be careful

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April 23, 20171 found this helpful

Oh my goodness I can not wait to try this out...thanks for telling us about this and I'll keep you all updated on the results!

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