This little trick will save you time and money on laundry day and you’ll never worry about running out of dryer sheets again. You’re going to love this alternative to dryer sheets!
This little tip was one that came into my inbox in one of those little round ups of different tips that get forwarded around the world in email. You know the ones. Things like “67 uses for a banana peel”, and “101 ways to make life easier for your cat”. Those ones. One of the tips suggested using tinfoil as an alternative to dryer sheets to prevent static cling. I just had to try it out for myself.
Static Cling is Not Your Friend
I actually really like my dryer sheets and can always tell right away when I’ve forgotten to add one in. Static cling when you’re trying to fold a load of laundry quickly is not your friend. I use a brand that’s natural, biodegradable, healthier, safer, and smells great, but it’s still nice to know there’s another option out there for when I run out. Plus it’s just neat to do little experiments and try stuff out!
You start out with 2-3 sheets of aluminium foil (*update: The sheets were about a foot long each, although I don’t think exact size matters*) and you ball them up together.
Then you toss it into your dryer along with your clothes! That’s it!
The ball came out looking a little smoother afterwards from bumping around in there, but other than that, no real visible change.
You’re Now Static-Free
And the laundry? Well, it still looked just like laundry but it was completely static-free! It’s a little bit amazing. AND, you can supposedly use the same ball for up to a year!
Did I really just show you a big ol’ pile of my laundry waiting to be folded? Yes I did.
Ahhh…. That’s better!
Other great tips to take the hassle out of laundry-day from The Creek Line House:
- The Every Day Laundry Routine That Keeps Mount Dirtyclothes Away from My Home
- How to Fold Sweaters for Easy and Tidy Stacking
I hope this one comes in handy for you next time you run out of dryer sheets, or if you just want to do a little experimenting like me.
I love little tricks like this!
Do you have another alternative to dryer sheets that you use?
Don’t forget to pin this idea so you’ll have it when you need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.