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
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.
some more frugal tips to help money on fabric
- 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
it in a spray bottle, and spray it directly on your clothing.
- Use plain vinegar.
- Use a sheet of balled up