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Tips For Reusing Fabric Softener Sheets

Tips for reusing fabric softener sheets

Reusing Fabric Softener Sheets is a great way to save money! Not only that but you can also use fresh softener sheets too! We often times find these on sale, so it is great way to use them if you have an excess.   We can match coupon to a sale and even get these for free. So why not give it a try.  It is better for the environment because you are up-cycling something that would normally go into the garbage, and you are saving money by eliminating something that you normally would purchase.

Tips For Reusing Fabric Softener Sheets:

Our reader Melinda takes used fabric softener sheets and use them in replace of Swiffer dry cloths. She keeps a basket above her dryer to store them in.  She has been doing this for several months. She originally thought of it one day when she was out of Swiffer dry cloths.  She says they are also good for dusting furniture, lampshades and baseboards.  I have heard that using unused fabric softener sheets actually repels the dust.

I decided to put this tip to action, and I have to agree with her.  Not only am I reusing the used dryer sheets, but they were also free to me in the first place because I used my Snuggle Coupon and got them FREE at the Family Dollar.  This is a fabulous money saving tip that I am taking it the next level! I may just never purchase another Swiffer refill again! What a money saver that will be.  I have also heard of using a rag and washing it instead of buying Swiffer refills.  Do you have any tips for reusing fabric softener sheets?

Several other uses for fresh fabric softener sheets:

Mosquito Repellent – Rub a dryer sheet on exposed skin & the Mosquitoes stay away.  You can also tuck in your shirt or under a hat for more protection.

Air Freshener – Place a dryer sheet in your vacuum to make your house smell fresh while vacuuming.

Removal of Crayon Residue – Remove crayon off led/plasma screens without scratching surface.

Removing Fingerprints – Use them on switch plates. They are great for removing fingerprints! You don’t want to use a wet cleaner near electricity, so this is a great alternative.

Remove Dust – To wipe off computer monitor or TV -as it helps repel dust longer!


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  1. I cut my dryer sheets in half. Even on big loads I haven’t had any problems with static. It makes the box last twice as long. I haven’t bought dryer sheets in over two years.

  2. I’ve used dryer sheets to wipe off my computer monitor or TV, then if they aren’t too dirty, 🙂 for my dryer as well. 🙂

  3. I like the idea of using them for baseboards! I already use them on switchplates. They are great for removing fingerprints! (And you don’t have to use a wet cleaner near electricity.)

  4. Dryer sheets also remove crayon off led/plasma screens without scratching surface. Had to find out the hard way!

  5. U can use dryer sheets as mosquito repellant. Just rub a dryer sheet on exposed skin & the Mosquitos stay away. Also, u can put a dryer sheet in ur vacuum to make ur house smell fresh while vacuuming.

  6. Love your posts! Thanks for the good ideas!
    Feel bad I can’t fix the slow cooker pork chops & stuffing! I am very allergic to celery so can’t use it & stove top has it in it. The also can’t have cranberries while taking warfarin, so was wondering how to use something else. I can make stuffing from scratch, but what would you use in place of the craisins?

  7. I reuse my dryer sheets 3-4 times and then save them for cleaning my bathroom mirror or car windows (I also used old newspapers for mirrors and windows). I can’t wait to try it as a mosquito repellent.

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