Tuesday Tip: Reuse Dryer Sheets

Reuse dryer sheets Is this a familiar situation in your household:

You’re doing laundry and you reach for a dryer sheet to add in with the clothes that are about to get dried. The cycle ends, you pull out the sheet, use it to clear the lint from the lint trap and then toss it.  Rinse, repeat with all loads that go in the dryer.

That’s how my situation was! I always used a new sheet for each load that went in the dryer. Why did I do that?

I have no idea.

I guess I just thought that a new load in the dryer meant I needed a brand new dryer sheet.  I’ve come to realize that this isn’t true. Dryer sheets are reusable!

I know, I was shocked too.  I sort of just had this lightbulb moment and reused a dryer sheet to see what would happen.  And it worked or at least as far as I could tell it did.  I now use dryer sheets a total of three times before using it to clear the lint trap and tossing in the trash.

Once for the initial cycle, and then two more times after that.  In this day and age of trying to conserve not only the planet but also the money in our wallets, it’s nice to know that we can recycle and reuse products.

I now keep used dryer sheets on top of my dryer so I can grab one when I need it.  Give it a try and see what you think!

5 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip: Reuse Dryer Sheets

  1. You can also use them as screen wipes for the TV or other things after the second or third cycle. They seem to be good at picking up a lot of dust.

  2. We hang dry or use dryer without sheets – even more eco-friendly.

    But we work in jobs where clothes are casual and doesn’t matter if they are a little wrinkly…I understand many people don’t and dryer sheets do help de-wrinkle/static.

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