How To Make and Use Homemade Dryer Sheet Alternatives

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Are you looking for non-toxic natural alternatives for cleaning in your home? Homemade dryer sheet alternatives can keep your clean clothes smelling great and static-free while saving money and time.

DIY Homemade Dryer Sheet Alternatives

There are many great alternatives to using store-bought dryer sheets, many of which you may already have handy in your home. If you find yourself wondering, “what can I use instead of dryer sheets?”, you’ve found the right page! Before you run to the grocery store to restock on dryer sheets, consider using one of these handy homemade dryer sheet replacements.

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Use Aluminum Foil Dryer Balls instead of Dryer Sheets

Chances are, this simple homemade dryer sheet alternative is already in your kitchen. Using aluminum foil instead of dryer sheets is a quick and easy way to eliminate static from your clothes in your dryer. All you’ll need is approximately 8″x11″ of aluminum foil (or the size of a standard piece of paper).

Crumple the foil together into a ball approximately the size of your fist, and toss it into the dryer along with your clothes. Run your dryer as normal. This great tip to drying without dryer sheets will keep your clothes smelling and looking great and can be used time and time again.

How to Prepare and Use Vinegar Dryer Sheets

Another great homemade dryer sheet alternative is vinegar. Vinegar will leave your clothes smelling great and feeling soft. Simply find a hand towel or rag you don’t mind using as a reusable dryer sheet alternative and dampen it with apple cider vinegar. White vinegar can be used, as well. Don’t worry, the “pickle smell” will go away through the drying cycle, and your clothes will smell fresh.

You can also amp up the freshness by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your vinegar dryer sheet alternative.

Ice Cubes as a Dryer Sheet Replacement

If you’ve found yourself with an empty dryer sheet box and a load of laundry to dry, a couple of ice cubes can be used in a pinch. Simply toss the ice cubes in with your wet laundry and dry as normal.

Typically, a warmer setting on the dryer will help this homemade dryer sheet alternative work even better. The ice will melt and create steam during the drying process, leaving your clothes wrinkle-free and fresh at the end of the cycle.

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How to Use Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are a great, reusable homemade dryer sheet alternative that also helps when a dryer takes forever to dry. These dryer balls can be made at home using wool felt or wool yarn, or they can be purchased online or in your favorite grocery store.

When tossed into a load of laundry in the dryer, the wool balls will “bounce” among the clothes, helping to circulate the heated air more efficiently. They also capture static electricity from your drying clothes, eliminating static cling.

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