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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Recycle Dryer Sheets & More!

Here are a couple tips I have read about, I hope they are helpful:

Recycle used fabric softener sheeets:

  1. Use them as dust cloths.
  2. Another good use for them is to use them on your shower doors, they won't leave streaks or water spots.

Make your own Fabric softener sheets:

Mix 1 cup of liquid fabric softener and 2 cups water; keep a bottle of the solution in your laundry room. When you need to dry some clothing, dampen an old washcloth with a small amount and toss it into the dryer with your wet clothes.

Make your own Fabric Softener:

Mix 2 cups white vinegar and 2 cups baking soda. Slowly stir these into 4 cups of water. NOTE: Be sure to mix it in a container in your sink or tub because it WILL fizz. Store in a plastic bottle, and sheck well before adding one-quarter cup to the final rinse. The same ingredients may also do the job when used individually. Try adding half a cup of white vinegar or 1/4 cup of baking soda to the last rinse.

Homemade carpet freshener recipe:

Mix together 3/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of talcum powder and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Toss in your favorite scent and then sprinkle the powder over your carpet. Let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum.


Harmony said...

I make my liquid fabric softer,(I suggest using a container with a screw on lid, because a push down lid will blow as the mixture settles and could be lost. Personally I don't by dryer sheets, so if I miss the rinse cycle I take an old rag (I use old baby washcloths) dampen it and put just a tiny bit of conditioner on it and toss it in the dryer. Works just as well and can be used again and again....

Daisy said...

I might try the carpet freshener! We have pet rabbits, and sometimes (!) the area around their litter box needs a little boost.
I just ordered my first pair of dryer balls. If they work, I'll use less fabric softener, and maybe phase it out altogether.