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Old 02-02-2007, 06:17 PM
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Fabric Softener

I don't know if this is the right place to put this but 3 weeks ago I decided to try something with my used fabric softener sheets...I had been putting them aside for something but wasn't really sure what I was going to do with them...

First I have very sensitive skin and strong scents really bother me...so I wanted to come up with an idea where I could control the scent in the sheets myself...

Okay everyone knows that once the fabric softener sheets go through the dryer most of the scent is gone...

Get a large plastic container...refold all those used fabric softener sheets and place in the plastic container...I buy the cheapest liquid fabric softener that I can find and that does not smell too strong...Once you have all the used fabric softener sheets in the plastic container...pour your desired amount on to the sheets in the plastic container,the liquid softener will go through all the sheets...

I let this sit for a couple of days with the lid off...this also dries the sheets at the same time...use them in your dryer the next time you do laundry...

I have been using the same sheets for the past 2 weeks...Once they start to get really thin time to throw them out...and start again...Try to buy the cheapest fabric softener sheets...
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:30 AM
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Interesting!

I never use a whole sheet, and that cuts down on the scent (bothers my asthma). I've found that 1/3 of a sheet will soften and un-static a regular load of laundry. "Your mileage may vary" but see if you can get by on a smaller piece of a dryer sheet.

I've also found that the store-brand dryer sheets are less heavily scented than the name brand kinds. Cheaper too!
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:46 AM
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I use vinegar in my rinse water and have been for a couple of years. When I use fabric softener sheets I also cut them into 1/3 - 1/5 depending on the size of the sheet. And that seems to be enough to cut any static cling. I've been using samples/trials that I've gotten in the mail or on with laundry detergent so I haven't boughten any softener for a several years.

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Old 02-03-2007, 10:06 AM
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I also do the vinegar rinse. In winter I need a piece of a dryer sheet because of the static in the dryer. In summer, I even hang clothes on the line with only vinegar for softening--and no complaints from anyone.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:02 PM
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Theresa we do sort of the same thing here.....I use a cheese cloth type cloth and spray it in an unscented liguid softner....it goes through a few dryer loads then just wash it and start again. so much cheaper and easier on me with all my allergies and sensitive skin.

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Good evening all!!

I only use the vinegar in the rinse water, but I have a friend who has a rag, that she sprays with a mixture of fabric softener and water and throws it in the dryer with each load.

Take care all!! Norma
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:36 AM
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fabric softener

I never use a full sheet of fabric softener. I cut it in half.
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Thanks for the vinegar tip... never knew that!
Also, I think I am gonna try Teresa's idea


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I've used vinegar in the rinse water for several years and been very happy. Just a couple of loads in the winter do I need something more.

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