Knowing how to make your own dryer sheets will save you a considerable amount of money. Plus, if you’re an allergy sufferer like me, your sinuses will thank you.
How to make your own dryer sheets
With vinegar: Fill a container with white vinegar and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional). Since this is straight vinegar, which is highly acidic, be sure to choose a non-metallic container and lid. Cut an old sheet or t-shirt in squares and stuff them in the jar with the vinegar. Shake well so the squares get fully saturated. To use, just grab a square — don’t wring it out — and pop it into the dryer with your clothes. Return the squares to the container of vinegar after each use.
With hair conditioner: Combine 3 parts hair conditioner with 1 part white vinegar in a Mason jar and shake well. Cut up an old sheet or t-shirt into 4×4-inch squares and stuff them in the jar, then shake again. Remove the squares from the jar, wring them out, and let them air dry. To use, just toss a square into the dryer with your clothes and, once done, put it back in the jar to start making your next batch.
With fabric softener: Soak a cloth in liquid fabric softener and wring it out, then let it dry completely. Flannel baby wipes are particularly wonderful for this purpose! To use, just toss a sheet into the dryer with your clothes and it’ll work just as well as the other kind. Bonus: you can re-use the same cloth for 10-12 loads.
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