Turn a Towel into a Dryer Sheet
Who doesn’t love the smell of a dryer sheet? While they are great for making your clothes smell great, they can be expensive and they are pretty wasteful as well. So instead of using a single dryer sheet every time you do the laundry, try making an old towel into a huge dryer sheet that can be used over and over.
All you need to do is find an old towel and pour some fabric softener on it. After the softer has soaked in, toss the towel in the dryer with your other clothes. This will leave the clothes smelling great and you can use this “dryer sheet” up to 40 times.
Use Liquid Fabric Softener as a Wrinkle Releaser
Not many people like to iron their clothes, but most of those same people want their clothes to be wrinkle-free. While you might have spent some big bucks on liquid wrinkle releasers in the past, you don’t need to anymore.
Fill a spray bottle with one cup of water and one teaspoon of liquid fabric softener. Now, when the clothes come out of the dryer, spray the solution on your clothes and watch the wrinkles disappear.
Keep Clothes Static-Free with Aluminum Foil
Do you have trouble getting your clothes to be static-free? Toss a tightly wrapped ball of foil into the dryer to cut down on the static. The best part is the aluminum ball never needs to be changed.
Aluminum Foil to Better Iron Delicate Clothing
Do you have a piece of delicate clothing that is always getting wrinkled but you have no idea how to get the wrinkles out? Aluminum foil is the answer.
Before your start ironing, lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the ironing board. Now place the delicate garment on the aluminum foil. With the steam button on the iron pressed down, pass the iron over the clothing about three to four inches above it. The wet heat radiating from the foil will smooth out the wrinkles.
DIY Laundry: Tennis Balls Fluff Comforters
Trying to get your comforter to be fluffy is nearly impossible if you just toss it in the dryer. A good tip for getting it fluffy is drying the comforter with a tennis ball. Proceed with caution, though. The ink on the tennis ball could come off in the dryer.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I remember my mother using a shoe to fluff up a comforter in the dryer. It seems like that might have dented our dryer, but who knows? Those were the good old days when my mom still did my laundry.
Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets
If you are the type of person who loves their dryer sheets, maybe you will want to try some of the alternative uses for them listed below:
- Place them in shoes to make them smell better.
- Place in the garbage can to control the smell.
- Use them as natural bug repellents.
- Use them to keep the shape of hats or purses you’re not using. They will smell fresh when you’re ready to use them again.