That's a great tip, I had never heard of this one. Does it matter what kind of sponge? Does it have to be a sea sponge or a synthetic sponge?I don't use sheets. I have a tupperware with half downy and half water.. I keep 3 sponges in it. and throw one in every dry load. I used to use wash rags. but I liked the sponges better
I wash my towels in hot (we have a well) water with 1/4 of detergent and baking soda as needed and it's okay for towels. We had to stop using softener for my daughters skin irritation and new way to wash towels has really helped.I do use dryer sheets & liquid fabric softner (not by my choice but by dh's choice). I use 1/2 cup of laundry detergent & 1/2 cup of borax. My dh claims when I don't use liquid fabric softner, the clothes smell musty, especially the towels. I use a full fabric softner sheet, and I don't reuse them.