Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Newest Trick for Saving Money on Laundry

I am always on the look out for ways that I can save money for our family and reduce the number of consumer products and chemicals that we purchase.  In addition to homemade laundry detergent and homemade cleaners, I recently saw on Pinterest that you could use aluminum foil in place of dryer sheets.

At first, I was a bit skeptical.  After all, I know you're not supposed to put foil in microwaves so it only made sense to me that putting it in a dryer would be a bad idea - shows you how much I know!  After doing some internet research, I was reasonably sure that using foil wouldn't cause the dryer to blow up so I decided to give it a try.

Two weeks later, I am a convert.  Now, I know that two weeks may not sound like a long time, but I actually do more laundry in 2 weeks than most people do in 2 MONTHS.  I now have two aluminum foil balls, about 2 inches in diameter, that I rotate through the laundry.  That way if one of them gets lost in the laundry basket, I can go ahead and start drying the next load while I fold one basket.

Best of all, I don't have to worry about residue from the dryer sheets making my cloth diapers less absorbent.  I'm saving money and reducing the need for diaper-stripping!  It's a win-win in my world!

What other tips have you found on Pinterest (or online) that have changed the way you do things?

Want more ideas for spending time with your kids?  Be sure to follow us on our NEW Facebook or Pinterest pages and sign up for emails to keep up with all the latest crafts, activities, and kid-friendly recipes! 

  Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this! I hate those sheets, I always feel the residue on my hands as I fold afterwards.