These reusable dryer sheets are the perfect replacement for the store bough ones at a fraction of the cost. Unlike the wet recipes, these are just as effective and can be used up to 25 times each!
Laundry is one of those chores that I am constantly doing/perfecting. We are in a super dry climate and if I don’t use dryer sheets, the clothes are full of static cling. Fabric softener is amazing to fight against static cling, but not recommended for all fabrics, especially work out clothes and towels. Since I wash my clothes by colours & weights, I typically do not use fabric softener at all. These reusable dryer sheets solve all my static issues!
To make these Reusable Dryer Sheets you will need:
- Fabric Softener of Choice
- Wash Cloths
- Large bowl
I am pretty sure you have all this already on hand. No need to go buy new wash cloths, I used a large collection of baby wash cloths from when my kids were little. Some were pretty stained, but they were the perfect size for my reusable dryer sheets. You can also use old dish rags or old t-shirts cut into strips. Be resourceful.
Place the wash cloths into a large bowl and cover with fabric softener. I love the Method brand softeners. I will warn you, the scent I used is very strong, but it is my favourite.
After allowing the fabric softener to completely soak into the cloths, wring them out and hang them up to dry. You can pin them to a clothes line or simply drape over a hanger. I tried to put mine out on the patio, but it was barely over freezing temperatures and they were not drying. I ended up putting them in my laundry room to dry. You can pour the leftover fabric softener back into the bottle.
Once completely dry, store in an airtight container. I used an old parmesan cheese container from Costco. It was the perfect size and held all of my reusable dryer sheets. To use, throw in with your load of laundry at the beginning of the cycle. Each wash cloth can be used up to 30 times!
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