Okay, today’s kitchen tip about dryer sheets doesn’t have anything to do with the kitchen. BUT…it’s a tip I love, so I’m sharing it anyway. Plus, I store my dryer sheets in the kitchen, so technically it is a kitchen tip in the Maynard household!
Let’s begin with this…I love dryer sheets. Not for the smell, I use fragrance-free dryer sheets. I just love how they keep clothes from getting all crunchy-like and also keep static in control. I never dry clothes without throwing a dryer sheet in with the clothes!
Years ago when I was visiting my Aunt Barbara, I needed to do some laundry at her house. When I popped open her box of dryer sheets, they were all cut into strips. Barb simply said, “You don’t need a whole dryer sheet, a strip will do it!” I believe her because she lives in UTAH…the driest, static-iest place I’ve ever been to!
And you know what? She’s right. You really do not need a whole dryer sheet for one load of laundry. Cut those babies up! Or just rip off a piece, which is what I usually do. I usually use 1/3 or 1/2 of a dryer sheet, while Barbara uses only about 1/4 of a dryer sheet.
And, can I tell you, my boxes of dryer sheets last FOREVER. It’s kind of awesome. Saves money and resources, can’t beat that!