What can I use instead of dryer sheets?

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Did you run out of dryer sheets? Do you not like the chemicals they use in fabric softener or dryer sheets? GOOD NEWS, Able Appliance has a few tips and tricks you can use/try instead!

You can actually cut the dryer sheets in half or in fourths! Store bought full sized sheets have enough softener for TWO LOADS of laundry!

Aluminum foil

Roll a piece of foil up to make it about the size of a baseball and toss it in the dryer with your wet clothes! It doesn’t only soften clothes but it’s also reusable for multiple loads!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Lightly dampen a (clean) washcloth with apple cider vinegar and throw it in the dryer! The vinegar helps prevent static cling and make clothes softer, you can also use it in your washing machine to replace liquid fabric softener!

Tennis balls

Just one or two tennis balls in the dryer will fluff any comforters, pillows or fluffy coats. They also help to cut down on the drying time, which means less use, which means more efficient!! *Not recommended for long term use*

Wool dryer balls

Trusted by millions of people around the world and are energy efficient, reduces drying time up to 20-40%, all natural options available, amazingly durable and safe to have around family, children and pets!! Wool dryer balls can be bought from almost any supermarket or you can even DIY just make sure to do some research before choosing what you think will be cheaper, energy efficient, time saving  and best for your family!

Line drying

Line drying a majority of your clothes is just generally better for your clothes, dryer and bills! Over time, the dryer will break down the fibers in your clothes, which winds up turning into lint and the dryer is the second most energy draining appliance in the home, next to your refrigerator. Make sure your state and county allows you to line dry outside or you could just set them on your dinning room chairs before you go to sleep, wake up and toss them in the dryer for 5 minutes to fluff them up and you’re good to go!

How you dry your clothes can affect how long they last and how good they continue to look. Please contact us know if you have any helpful tips or tricks you use around your house, we love to hear the feedback!