laundry sponges

Never Buy Dryer Sheets Again: Make Your Own Laundry Sponges

Nothing beats the smell of freshly washed laundry. Good smelling bed sheets or towels makes us happy. If you are like us and you love the smell of lavender, you can incorporate it into your clean laundry.

This method will save you a lot of money (it costs roundly 5 $) as it’s very efficient. It’s a simple DIY for making laundry sponges. However, if you don’t like the smell of lavender, you can use any other softener of your choosing.

So let’s begin.

How To Make Fragrant Laundry Sponges

You will need the following things

  • Sponges (without the scrubbing part)
  • Plastic container with a lid
  • Liquid softener (the brand and fragrance are of your choosing)
  • Water

The procedure

First, what you need to do is to cut your sponges. Cut them in dimensions, which they will be able to fit in the plastic container. Probably, the best option is to cut them into squares, but you can cut them in any shape you want.

Once you’ve done that, mix 2 cups of liquid softener and 2 cups of water. Pour the liquid in the container. You can adjust the dose according to your container, however, respect the 1:1 ratio. After, put the sponges in the container and slightly stir the liquid. Next, put the lid on the container and leave it. Ultimately, your sponges will take in the liquid.

How To Use Them

You should take one sponge and squeeze the liquid out of it. The excess liquid should be returned in the plastic container. Then, place the sponge inside the dryer along with your wet laundry. Turn on the dryer machine and let the sponge works its magic.

This way you will save a ton of softener, then the regular way of putting a full cap in your washing machine. Once the clothing is dry, switch the sponge in the plastic container with the rest of the liquid.

Reuse all of the sponges, until all of the solution is used. You will have enough softener to make many more batches. You will no longer have to buy dryer sheets because these sponges will do the work and save you money.

In return, you will have nicely fragrant clothing.

You can use an alternative to softener and make your own. Or go for sensitive softeners that are not harsh on your skin and don’t cause allergic reactions.

You can watch the video down below if you decide to go for a DIY protect-the-environment softener.

Reference: Reusable Lavender Fabric Softener Sponges
DIY Laundry Sponges

 

 

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