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    ...I try to find good deals and cheap ways of doing things. I forgot whose suggestion this was...I think I saw it on TV but anyhow...Our local Glen's Supermarket has a sale for their Spartan Brand fabric softener sheets for a box of 40/$1. I cut them in half and they work as well as the more expensive brand to handle the static cling. They don't soften but if you're looking for something to deal with all that electricity, this is a good idea. So I get 80 uses out of a 40 count box for a buck. Not bad.

    (For my towels and such I'll stick with Downy to soften.)
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    They do more than one load, too. If they still smell they're good for another load. I'll see your 80 uses and go 160.

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    Sounds good to me!!!
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    I use each sheet for 2 loads also, never thought of cutting them in half, that's a good ides.

    Even better for me...... spring is here, and I can start to hand clothes outside on the line, last year I watched my electric bill, and it actually saved me almost 30 bucks a month, I do laundry about every day though, sometimes 2 with me and 3 kids LOL. And then for the stiffness you may not like, like in jeans etc... I just throw them in the dryer for a couple of minutes with a sheet to get it soften up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasmine View Post
    I use each sheet for 2 loads also, never thought of cutting them in half, that's a good ides.

    Even better for me...... spring is here, and I can start to hand clothes outside on the line, last year I watched my electric bill, and it actually saved me almost 30 bucks a month, I do laundry about every day though, sometimes 2 with me and 3 kids LOL. And then for the stiffness you may not like, like in jeans etc... I just throw them in the dryer for a couple of minutes with a sheet to get it soften up a bit.

    Wow, that's awesome! What with the price of energy these days, you have to do everything you can...Good job!!
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    Great suggestion. I just bought a new box Saturday, and I am going to do that!
    We had us, we had him, now we have everything.

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    we dont have a dryer(broke a few months back)but yeah i use to use the sheets twice

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    I use dryer sheets a couple times also. I was told they build a film on your dryer filter and to make sure to take it outside once a week or so depending on use and tap it on something to help dislodge the particles. I was amazed the first time I did so on how much more stuff came out of it. Helps the dryer out also.
    I use one in the car for an air freshener also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton View Post
    I use dryer sheets a couple times also. I was told they build a film on your dryer filter and to make sure to take it outside once a week or so depending on use and tap it on something to help dislodge the particles. I was amazed the first time I did so on how much more stuff came out of it. Helps the dryer out also.
    I use one in the car for an air freshener also!
    what do you mean? I clean out my dryer filter every time I dry, just scoop out all the lint.

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    I clean mine also every time. The use your fingers to gather the lint from it. But you need to take it outside once or twice a week and tap it on the porch railing. You will be amazed at how much stuff flies out of it that you did not realize was stuck in it!
    I was told the use of dryer sheets build up kind of like an oil based build up on the lint screens. I was told also not to use liquid or dryer sheets with your towels as it builds up on them and does not allow them to dry you as well. And I believe that as my sister uses liquid fabric softeners and her towels do not dry you off. Kind of compare it to using wax on your car and the water beads up on it.

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    I can't use fabric sheets in my dryer..I have the new front load dryer, and it voids the warranty if you use them...so I use liquid in the wash...

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