The other evening, when Heath decided to do some last minute laundry, he noticed that we only had one dryer sheet remaining. Since it was getting late into the evening, (and yea, I was feeling lazy,) I was thinking if there was a DIY project for dryer sheets.
After searching, and to my surprise, I wish I had known this earlier instead of wasting so much money on boxes and boxes of dryer sheets.
Making your own dryer sheets
You can honestly (and shockingly) make your own dryer sheets with:
- any piece of fabric (e.g. old clean sock, washcloth, scrap fabric, etc.)
- fabric softener.
All you have to do is just dampen the fabric with the liquid softener, toss it into the dryer, and that’s it!
For people who are currently using fabric softener and dryer sheets, you are just being redundant…so stop it :P
You can even use the fabric with solution several times, saving you so much money when compared to using a brand new dryer sheet for each laundry load.
Making your own fabric softener
Now…for the overachievers out there, if you want to go above and beyond, you can even make your own fabric softener with handy dandy household goods lying around. I’m going to blow your mind with what I’m going to say….because it’s sooo freakin’ easy….ready, ready?
All you need is:
-1 part vinegar
-1 part baking soda
-2 parts water
Mix the ingredients together, making sure you account for the fizzing that occurs between the vinegar and baking soda. You can store it in a container for future use. Just be sure to shake up the solution before using it.
For the critics out there, whose panties are in a bunch because of laundry static, there’s a solution for that too.
Roll up some aluminum foil in a small ball and toss it in the dryer when drying your clothes. That’s it!
Anyways, hope you were enlightened and educated with this post. I know you’re jumping with excitement to do some laundry right now. I wish there was a DIY automatic method for folding laundry…