Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Halving fabric softener sheets

I read about this last year in a magazine article on saving money around the house and figured it was worth a try. When I purchase a new box of Bounce sheets, I get out the scissors and cut them in half. It doesn't take long (It's a good movie-watching project), and I love that our supply lasts twice as long. We haven't had any static cling issues since starting this, so I guess it's working for me!

My mom's alternative solution is to use sheets more than once (two at a time the second go-round); she stores them in a wide-mouth vase in a cabinet above the dryer.

For other uses for fabric softener sheets, click here and scroll to the 5th frame.

Check out Rocks in My Dryer for lots of great ideas!


Leah in Iowa said...

Great idea! I'm like your mom - I use mine over and over again, until they're limp as a dishrag and have no smell left. Either that, or until they're clinging to clothes. Then I know they're officially done! =)

thehomespunheart said...

Carrie - In CO, I used to cut mine in half or even fourths and it worked great. But, I tried halving them here and had static issues. I am able to use them at least twice though! I like stretching them out a little!

Sarah said...

I do this too! Only I don't take the time to cut them in half. (A little lazy I guess) Each time I reach for a new one I just rip it donw the middle and put the other half back in the box.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

A great idea. I use two sheets so I guess I could start by cutting down to just one, then go for the half.

Org Junkie said...

Great suggestion!

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Sarah B. B. said...

(Just found your great blog from the Sweet Goodness Swap links, by the way.) My mom is a dryer sheet nut, so I've learned that you can use a dryer sheet about three or four times, then re-use it either as a speedy quick dustcloth or to rub down your shower. Somehow that magically makes it more resistant to soap scum. (: