DIY Dryer Sheets

DIY Dryer Sheets with Sponges

I saw this great little DIY on Facebook which didn’t link out anywhere, so I was able to track down a secondary source which has shown this DIY to be tried  and true.   Stop polluting and wasting money on dryer sheets when you can just soak sponges in a tub mixture of fabric softener and water.


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  • 1 Container with an airtight lid (grabbed out of my pantry)
  • 4 sponges cut in half ($1.00 for a 4pk at the dollar store)
  • 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener ($0.30 worth of fabric softener)
  • 2 cups water (free from my tap)


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Mix the water and fabric softener into a plastic container.
Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture.
When ready to use, squeeze the excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes.
Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once complete place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time.
Clothes smell good, are soft and have no static just like the expensive non-reusable dryer sheets.


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