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Fabric Softener

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Save money on fabric softener with sponges.  Keep a bucket, up high, near your laundry filled with a couple quarts of water, 1/2 cup of fabric softener, and a few sponges.  Put one of the sponges in with each load of laundry.  When you are done with the wash cycle, return them to the bucket.

You can also make fabric softener more thrift friendly by combining it with vinegar.  Mix them at a ratio of 4:1 (vinegar to fabric softener).  Add approximately 1/4 cup with each load of wash.

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Here are some more frugal tips to help money on fabric softener.


- Wet a washcloth with several tablespoons of fabric softener.  Put that in the dryer.  Add more softener as needed on the same cloth for additional loads.
- Use less than specified on the bottle of retail fabric softener.
- Dilute fabric softener with water.
- Put it in a spray bottle, and spray it directly on your clothing.
- Use plain vinegar.
- Use a sheet of balled up aluminum foil.





Tightwad Tidbits

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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini