Do you have any tip to save on laundry softeners?

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
April 24, 2007 1:03am CST
I have read that we can use vinegar as a laundry softener. Laundry softeners are expensive especially when you do a lot of laundry. If you know of other ways to make your own laundry softeners, please share with us.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Take an old wash cloth and cut into four pieces or reuse the fabric softener sheets that you already bought. Combine 1/2 ounce of liquid fabric softener with a pint of water. Put the cloth pieces or used sheets into mixture and squeeze excess liquid out and let dry and store. Repeat the process and you will have a ready supply on hand.
• United States
24 Apr 07
Hey great idea, I never tried that but will, thanks for the great idea.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
24 Apr 07
That's an awsome idea thank you kelly60! That's great! Thanks for sharing.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
25 Apr 07
My Mom gave me this tip for dryer sheets too, except they cut sponges into little squares instead.
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• United States
24 Apr 07
Vinegar is the best and cheapest way to soften laundry. It also has the added benefit of rinsing away the extra soap in the laundry. Your clothes will feel and smell much fresher. It also does not leave any vinegar smell behind, so that is not a problem. Just make sure you buy the cheap white vinegar by the gallons. You only need a small amount like an 1/8 to 1/4 cup depending on the load size. This will save you money and is better for you and the enviroment.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
Thank you. I am allergic to most fabric softeners, as to a lot of soaps so anything that would make me not itch is greatly appreciated. And it would save money since now both of us are retired.
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
25 Apr 07
You can also use hair conditioner, instead of buying the expensive liquid softner, buy the cheap $1.00 hair conditioner, use about 1/4 cup of the conditioner, or you can cut your dryer sheets in half, use only half of a dryer sheet per load, then after each load put your sheet in a container you keep on the dryer, when you get a handful of them in there, throw them all in the dryer with your clothes . . . so you'll get a lot more out of your box of dryer sheets.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Thank you all4ucnc! I will try the hair conditioner and see how it works!
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