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Have you ever wanted to make a bottle of fabric softener last as long as 6 months? I have been testing this idea for a few weeks and have to say that it works. I have always made my own fabric softener (I used store bought for $2.99 for the scent this time,) so I thought that this may or may not work. It works! Each dryer sheet lasts about 4 – 5 loads of laundry, can you imagine that?! Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 a cup or so of fabric softener – any will do
an old towel or rag – I used a towel
a hanger or use the uncut part of the towel to dry
Start by cutting 2 – 3 inch strips from you towel or rag.
Next you can either fold the strip in thirds or in half to make smaller strips. Since I was using an old towel I had to fold it in thirds. You ultimately want to end up with 4 – 6 five inch long ”dryer sheets.”
Don’t worry, they don’t have to be perfect
Once they’re saturated simply put them up on a hanger or use the uncut part of the towel or rag to dry them. Be sure to dry completely before using. *Note* if you use a hanger to dry them, be sure to use a catch pan of some sort. Fabric softener on floors is very slippery! Once dry, just toss in the dryer and use 4 – 5 times before adding more softener! AWESOMENESS! Welcome to my frugal world
P.S. Don’t worry about using these on darker laundry. The dryer does a great job catching the lint.