I am very excited to share with you a how to make your own dryer sheets, thanks to our reader, Cindi. She posted this frugal tip on our facebook page and I asked her if she would share a step by step "how to" for you and not only did she agree she include photos! We are so appreciative. Cindi mentioned this tip has saved her family tons of money each year. We often can pick up liquid fabric softener for free with coupons while on sale. This tip is a great way to stretch your couponing success. I hope you enjoy these DIY dryer sheets.
1. Start with some bright colored terry rags (or you can use sponges), so that it easy to spot in a load of clothes. (However, you can use any color). You can often pick these up at the Dollar Store or find them on sale at stores.
2. Pour fabric softener into a bucket or bowl. Soak the rag in the fabric softener for about 5 minutes. A tip that Cindi suggests is to use an old ice cream bucket because the sides bend and make it easier to pour the fabric softener back into the bottle later.
3. Let the rags soak in the fabric softener for 5-10 minutes. Don't worry if you forget while soaking because longer soaking won't hurt anything.
3. Wring out the excess fabric softener back into the bucket after they have soaked.
4. Hang up the "dryer sheets" to dry or you can use it wet if you need it right away. A great tip is to save pants hangers from the store and use those because they are the perfect length for the cloths.
5. Add to the dryer like you would a dryer sheet. Use them 4-5 times, then just repeat these steps again once you have used them.
6. Pour the remaining fabric softener back into the bottle to reuse the next time. Once bottle will last for months by using this technique. It is a great way to stretch your dollar and save big!
She says that this allows you to use the same bottle of fabric softener for months! This is a great way to stretch your families household budget. Another great tip is to make your own homemade laundry detergent. Special thanks to our reader Cindi. You are the best! We appreciate you sharing this tip. If you have a tip you would like to share please contact us.