YouTube Tuesday: Frugal Laundry Tip via Kingdom First Mom

by Briana Carter on February 23, 2010

in Bloggers

Every Tuesday, The Frugal Map will feature a money saving vlog. This week’s vlog is a Frugal Laundry Tip from Kingdom First Mom. I remember watching this vlog when it first came out, it is such a simple tip yet something I hadn’t thought of before. Watch it to find out…

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1 leejums February 23, 2010 at 10:14 am

Thanks Alyssa, good advice. Does anyone use the dryer sheet to clean the shower dooe? That doesn't work with our hard water. Another good tip is to SORT the laundry by color and filth-level, use COLD water when possible and use just HALF of the recommended amount of detergent. Works for me!

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2 frugalistacafe February 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I learned this very frugal tip for making your own dryer sheets…well reusable dryer sponges!

1.Take 2-parts water and 1-part of your favorite liquid fabric softner.

2.Pour into a plastic Rubbermaid or Tupperware container with a lid.

3.Take 2 kitchen sponges and cut them in 1/2 and let them soak in solution over night.

4.The next day you can pull one out and squeeze out excess liquid. Toss in dryer.

**These are reusable and you will be able to get a ton of dryer sheets out of one bottle!

I also heard from one of my readers that using tennis balls in the dryer will also work. I don't know about the fresh smell! It might smell rubbery. I haven't tried this one yet.

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3 MoneySavingsInWA March 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Re: cutting the sheets in half. Do this only with quality dryer sheets because the cheap ones typically only have half the amount of softener in it.

As for using a tennis ball in the dryer. It does work but the ball does eventually begin to smell if you use the highest heat setting. I found that using it on a medium setting works best.

Also, a washing tip. If you have a top loading washer instead of a front loading washer then spin your clothes a second time before removing. Unfortunately, top loading washers are known to leaving more water in than a front loading washer. After the second spin cycle the clothes should feel dryer to the touch and this will save time (and electric consumption) in the dryer.

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