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DIY: Dryer Sheets

Joanie.Demer

If your house is like mine, you go through a steady stream of laundry. It seems like an endless mountain sometimes. Fortunately, I just scored a few bottles of my favorite environmentally friendly liquid fabric softener for super-cheap. The problem: I like the ease of throwing in a dryer sheet.  I never really use liquid softener.

Since I’m a savvy KCL, I never shy away from a good opportunity to use my stockpile, so there was no way I was going to let that cheap softener sit there and gather dust. I already hopped on the bandwagon of making my own laundry detergent; why not try homemade dryer sheets?

Is it really worth your time to DIY? Recently there was a dryer sheet deal at Target. With a coupon, it still meant forking out $1.24 for 35 of the store brand sheets. At Wal-Mart my preferred Seventh Generation brand is a whopping $5.38 for 80 sheets. With this recipe I am able to make 160 for under $3.00! I am saving over 70%. The fact that they have the same ingredients as the store-bought ones makes this eco-friendly mom proud!

Supplies

  • Pack of disposable Coffee Filters
  • Liquid Fabric Softener
  • Container to store if you plan to make multiples

Instructions

  • Pour a small amount of liquid fabric softener into a bowl. Don’t worry about the amount. If you have excess you can pour it back into the container!
  • Separate out one coffee filter.
  • Apply a decent drop (1/2 to 1 teaspoon size) of liquid softener to one side of the filter.
  • Close the sides together and rub the liquid all around into the filter.
  • Repeat with the next coffee filter.
  • If you are making several of these at a time, then you can lay these out flat and make sure they are not soaking wet when you stack them together..
  • Stack them together and store in a sealed container.

If you don’t want to make enough for a week’s worth of laundry, you can put a stack of coffee filters where you normally keep dryer sheets and easily make one anytime you need to toss one in the dryer!

This has been a guest post by Clare from Houston, TX
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