Laundry supplies – Make Your Own Fabric Softener Dryer “Sheets”

Since I already have the supplies, this was an easy one to start off with.

Items needed
Container with sealed lid
Liquid Fabric Softener
New Sponges

Open clean container’s lid.
Pour in 1 part liquid fabric softener into container.
Pour in 2 parts water (you can use distilled, bottled, previously boiled or plain old tap) into container.
Cut new sponge into 4 equal strips.
Put all 4 strips into container.
Close lid.
Give the container a little shake.

Viola!  It’s done.

When it’s time to put your clothes in the dryer, just wring out a sponge section (or 2) and throw it in the dryer with the clothes.  When you take your clothes out of the dryer, drop the sponge back into the container.

Repeat over and over and over again.

I have not bought fabric softener sheets in about 6 months now and I’ve only had to make the mixture up one additional time.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. pepoc
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 16:18:10

    Just a tad more info
    I’ve been doing this about 6 months now with the same 4 sponge pieces. I do approx 10 loads of laundry a week with them. They are just starting to show signs of wear. They aren’t breaking apart, they are just not absorbing as much as they used to. I have never had any problems with fabric softener stains either.
    Also, fabric softener sheets leave a film in your dryer, on your clothes and lint screen. Not to mention the little fibers that stay with your laundry.
    The last time I had a repairman in for my dryer (the belt), they told me that fabric softener sheets are one of the worst things for your dryer. Check your lint screen. I’m sure you’ll have a film of the solution on it. 😦


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