Dryer Sheets


The dryer sheets that I buy, usually come folded into thirds. When I open the box, instead of using an entire sheet, I cut each sheet into strips of three right along the natural seam.

I’ve found that a third of a dryer sheet works just as well as a whole dryer sheet. It works for me, and it saves money.

I paid $1.00 for the box that I have now. The box holds 50 sheets. If I use 1 sheet per load costs me .02 a sheet and give me 50 uses. When I cut the sheets into thirds I get 150 uses for less than a penny (.006) per sheet. But don’t take my word for it…try it for yourself.

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  1. Eartmommy…I also use (used) dryer sheets on my carpet. On the way unpstairs from the laundry room I wipe the used dryer sheet on the stair steps by the front door because the sheet smells so good. I don’t know if anyone notices when they come in.

    I will also begin saving the used sheets for dusting. Thanks

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  2. I do the same, although I was 1/2 cutting. I am going to try 1/3.

    Also, when they are used up I find they are great for dusting. I dampen the used one just slightly (just a light misting) and use them to dust shelves, end tables and the like. Not only do they pick up dust, but they usually make the room smell nice too.

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  3. Wow…I didn’t know this. I do use half of a sheet in a small load but it’s good to know I can cut them in thirds for any size load.

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  4. I cut mine in half… hadn’t thought about doing it in thirds! Great tip!

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  5. shucks. They don’t sell dryer sheets where I live. However I only use half of the fabric softner liquid per cap and it works well too. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. I cut my dryer sheets too. Most loads don’t require a whole one.

    Brenda

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