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The bigger your family the more laundry you do and the cost for doing laundry adds up pretty quick. I set out to lower my laundry costs the first things I tried were these homemade dryer sheets.
I love that they are reusable and it’s really easy to customize the scents. Plus being a mom of a kid that broke out in hives when we used the wrong laundry soap I love that I am in control of what goes into it.
Easy Homemade Dryer Sheets – PS They are Reusable!
To lower laundry costs I also started making my own laundry soap this came more out of necessity than saving money if I’m being honest. Like I mentioned, my son broke into hives when we switched laundry soaps and that was my primary reason for switching to making my own. The money it saves me is a great second reason!
To cut my laundry costs even more, I started using these 3 tips to save on my laundry costs.
Another reason I love these homemade dryer sheets is because I can change the scent of them just by changing the essential oil I use. I love using lavender especially for my kids items and towels is helps them get to sleep sooner 😉
Here is what you need to make your own at home!
Super easy directions.
First, cut your rags into small sizes. Cut rags into small sizes, about the size of you hand.
Next, fold and place in the jar you will be using to store them.
Add enough vinegar to saturate the rags. My jar and rags took about ¾ of a cup.
Add 7-10 drops essential oil of your choice. You can use any scent you want and change it up each time but a few I recommend are lavender, lemon, and citrus fresh.
When using squeeze out excess vinegar back into jar. Toss a rag into the dryer with your clothes. Vinegar is a natural softener and the smell dissipates while your clothes dry. Essential oils leave a long lasting pleasant scent to your clothing but are completely optional.
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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