DIY Dryer Sheets/Fabric Softener

Does anyone else feel like they’re throwing money into the dryer every time they use a dryer sheet? I used to use them several times until all the smell-good, anti-static goodness was all but wrung out of them. I just hate spending money on things like this, where it’s almost a one-and-done and then you throw them away. And I love fabric softener but the fact that I have to remember to put it in part way through a washing cycle…well…ain’t nobody got time for that! Actually, I’m just way too forgetful.

My mom actually discovered this recipe that is a replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener! Let’s just take a moment and thank her… Now I will never again have to buy those silly dryer sheets or curse myself for forgetting, yet again, to add fabric softener to a load of clothes. And what’s better than a DIY that helps replace 2 household items all in one? This recipe is beyond simple and inexpensive and I will never go back to dryer sheets again!

Dryer Sheets/Fabric Softener Recipe

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fabric softener
  • dish sponges
  • 32 oz container

Begin by cutting sponges in half lengthwise.

Pour water and fabric softener into container and stir together. I’m glad storing things in mason jars is so trendy right now. I have so many in my house from canning so they’re always my go-to storage vessel!

Add sponges to mixture.

Wring out a sponge slightly and add to dryer. Enjoy your static free and wonderfully soft clothes!