Even though they are pennies per sheet, I hate throwing away dryer sheets. It’s like….well, throwing away pennies!
I rarely go to the laundry detergent aisle at the supermarket anymore, after making my Homemade Laundry Detergent; therefore, I don’t really think about whether or not we need dryer sheets. Therefore, I get in to the predicaments from time to time of being out of dryer sheets. What a bummer…
So, I decided to fix that issue and make some longer lasting, better, and somewhat eco-friendly homemade dryer sheets (more so than the purchased dryer sheets, at least, that I’m tossing after every load). I’m glad I did! They were so easy to make, took less than 15 minutes, cost me ZERO BUCKS (thanks to my lovely sister-in-law, Kelly, I had everything on hand) and they smell absolutely fabulous!
So, I digress… on to the tutorial!!!
Re-Usable Homemade Dryer Sheets
What I used:
- An old t-shirt (I used 100% cotton so that it wouldn’t fray when cut) **donated to the craft pile by Kelly**
- A medium-sized plastic container (I re-purposed a baby wipe container that I had stashed away)
- Liquid Softener **donated by Kelly when she moved away**
- Hot water
How I did it:
- Cut the t-shirt into rectangles that will fit into your selected container. (Would you have guessed that I made mine the size of……Baby Wipes??!!)
- Place the rectangles into your container.
- Mix up a solution of 4 parts liquid softener and 10 parts water. Pour the solution over your rectangles. Close the lid on the container and shake. (Warning: if using a wipe container, you may want to do this step in another container as the solution will leak out the top.)
- Allow 48 hours for your new ‘sheets’ to soak up the solution
- When you are ready to dry a load of laundry, simply remove a sheet, ring it out slightly and throw in with your other wet clothes, just like you would with a store bought dryer sheet.
- Used sheets can be put back into the container to be re-used!
- Re-use and enjoy.
- Use again, and enjoy.
- Okay…I think you get the point!