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I don't use dryer sheets anymore since I discovered Dryer Balls. They are reusable for several years and no chemicals. They were 20.00 for the set, but I have since seen them for less than that. Even at 20.00, they are a bargan because you can use them for years.
 

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I only use dryer sheets 1 time but only use 1/4 to 1/2 a sheet

As far as detergent I use the reccomended amount but it is not the entire lid if you look WAY down in the lid the line is like 1/4 or 1/2 the way down the inside of the lid

Same thing with the powdered the reccomended amount is not the entire cup but the line 1/2 way down the measuring cup.
 

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I have the balls, I found them to be really loud. Did anyone else find that?

I re-use dryer sheets until they don't smell any more, probably about 3 times each one.

~Tami
 

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I don't buy them anymore. I can't notice a difference. I use the value Kroger brand liquid detergent. Before I became an FV'er I used Gain or Purex and washed on warm and used a whole cap of detergent. What a waste. I'm down to 1/4 to 1/2 cap - DH's work clothes can be really dirty sometimes and the 1/2 gets them as clean as they can get.
 

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Cut dryer sheets in 1/2 and use 2x.
Use 1/4 cup detergent in frontloader w/ cold water.
For spots/stains, pretreat w/drop of detergent.
Hang dry when weather allows!
That's it.
 

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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
OOOOOh...cool idea. I'm gonna try that one! Awesome
 

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I very rarely use dryer sheets. I mostly use them in the winter when the air is a lot drier and the clothes are staticky (sp?). when I do use them though, I use them 2 to 3 times and haven't had any problems. As far as the laundry soap goes I only use 1/2 of the recommended amount and it works just fine. I think tomorrow I'll try it at 1/4 to see if it cleans as well.
 

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I rarely use dryer sheets except in the winter months and that's for static cling only. BF insists that more is better and insists on using 2 and 3 new dryer sheets per load ... UGH!! Still haven't got him trained in the laundry department. Hopefully our dryer sheet budget will go down now that I have clothes lines to dry clothes on.

I use about 1/2 cap of laundry detergent. I'm afraid to even know what BF dumps in but a regular 'jug' has lasted us quite a while now. We are using Xtra brand now but we use other cheap-o brands. I do have to be careful on what detergent I use, especially on undergarments, due to sensitivity issues. I really like Aldi's brand, but now we're not near an Aldi's anymore :dis:
 

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I normally use the powdered detergent that comes in a big bucket from Sams. I use 1/4 cup of that. Right now I have Tide with bleach that a friend shared with me. She sent a 2 gallon ziploc of it to me and wrote on it that it was 55 loads worth. It bubbles like crazy so I'm only using 1/8 cup of it and everything is coming out really clean.

I line dry my laundry most of the time. When I line dry I don't use any softener at all. If I do use dryer sheets I tear them into thirds. One small piece keeps static down.
 
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