Tip: Cut Your Dryer Strips (Bounce, Etc) in Half...you Don't Need

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  • Danielle Danielle on Feb 04, 2017
    I have been doing this for quite a while and it works perfectly well unless I have an unusually large load. I also cut back on fabric softener down to just a small splash. Works great and laundry smells great but not an overbearing scent.

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    • Margo Lyon Crane Margo Lyon Crane on Mar 19, 2017
      I use a 50/50 vinegar/water mixture with several drops of essential oil of your choice. Lemon and Lavender are nice. Cut up an old tee shirt into squares and then soak them in the mixture in a covered jar. Use one square per dryer load. Return to jar for re-use. I just love the clean fresh smell!

  • Maureen Norman Maureen Norman on Feb 10, 2017
    I also do this with the Olay facial wash cloths..

  • Mam14969351 Mam14969351 on Feb 11, 2017
    I mix half a bottle of Blue dawn with water and shake a bit. becomes 2 and works fine for dishes

  • Shelba Davis Shelba Davis on Feb 13, 2017
    Just use a couple of tennis balls instead. Have done this for years and works just as well and you don't have to worry about the "invisible" build up on your dryer screen that dryer sheets cause.
    No, the yellow does not come off on your clothes. I change balls about once a year.

  • Gail Gail on Feb 14, 2017
    I never use fabric softener any more. Builds up on clothes and eventually some of them never look clean anymore-especially towels.

  • 153091 153091 on Mar 14, 2017
    When you use fabric softeners, best you check your dryer lint filter. Try running water over your filter and you will notice it only slightly runs through the screen...this can cause a fire. I wash my filter with dish soap, then use brush and lightly scrub the screen and then rinse. You can notice the water runs right through the screen..prevents lint fire.

  • FYI dryer sheets contain toxins. Better to use something more eco friendly.