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Sunday, March 27, 2011

HOMEMADE DRYER SHEETS



Good Morning... I hope you had a fabulous weekend

I thought I would share with you another weekend project.

Homemade Dryer Sheets

I very seldom buy dryer sheets because I have always thought they were just a waste of money. Sometimes I would buy some fabric softener, but not very often. 

But then I came across this idea and thought I would give a try.

What do you think about never spending money on dryer sheets....saving about $60 to $70 a year on those scented expensive sheets.

How about making your own and using them forever....sounds prettty great to me.
                                                                                      
So I started with some flannel material I had...I wanted the fabric strips to be easy to see in the dryer.

Then I cut my fabric into strips that were long enough to fit into a diaper wipe box and sewed them up.


The liquid softener I am using is Seventh Generation Fabric Softener.   This product has become a favorite in my home when it comes to cleaning.  I love it!!


                                                                     
Seventh Generation is environmentally safe, non-toxic and very safe to use in your home.

First step is.. 

Pouring some of the fabric softener into the baby wipe container...place your flannel strips into the box and let soak for 10 minutes

Second step is..

Take them out and hang them to dry in your laundry room.   These are official dryer sheets homemade

Third step is

When your ready to dry your clothes just stick them into the dryer.   The nice thing about this idea is you can use that same cloth many times without soaking it.   After a few times through the dryer then stick them back into the softener and let soak..just repeat the steps over.

If you have any great home remedies or a great tip...PLEASE share with us.  I would love to go green even more, so lets here your ideas.   

Enjoy Susan
                                                           




8 comments:

  1. Remember one bottle of fabric softener will last you for the year.

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  2. I make my own fabric softener for the washer (conditioner, vinegar & water). Now I'm on the hunt for homemade dryer sheets to keep the static out of our clothes. Would my homemade fabric softener work as well as yours does in the dryer?

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  3. I think that would be fine. Good for you for making your own fabric softener. I will have to give that a try.

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  4. Hello
    I loved this blog post, You are very talented & This website is really worth to be checking
    Thank You

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  5. Thank you for your comment.

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  6. Hi Susan, This is a great idea but I was wondering do you have to let the sheets dry or can you toss them in the dryer wet?
    Thanks!
    Ann

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  7. I was trying to figure out how you sewed the flannel. Your instructions just say, "I sewed them up". Did you sew them so that they were double thick or just to make sure they didn't fray?

    Thanks

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  8. Hi Rebecca, sorry it's taken so long to respond. Honestly I have tried a few different ways. I finally decided to to cut one piece (9x9 inches) fold inside out. Sew all the way around but leave a 2 inch opening. Turn right side out and sew the rest. Hopefully that helps.

    Ann, I always dry them before sticking them in he dryer.

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