Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Dryer Sheets - Cut Them In Half Or Not At All For Bath Towels


Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Dryer sheets are chemicals that melt in the heat of the dryer that then coat your laundry. Use half or none at all for your bath towels and wash cloths, etc. This coating is what makes your towels less absorbent. This goes for liquid fabric softener, too!

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 5/3/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

CYNDY_55 5/3/2010 1:58:00 AM

    emoticon For The Helpful Tip!
ALLTHNGSTHRUHIM 5/6/2010 11:00:00 AM

    I've never noticed towels and washcloths being static-y, so there's no need for fabric softener to alleviate that problem. But another reason I don't use fabric softener on towels is that I don't want the residue on the towels/washcloths to clog my facial pores (oily skin).
MRSBEANS57 5/5/2010 1:45:00 PM

    the dryer sheets will also coat your lint filter in the dryer, so you'll need to WASH the filter clean periodically if you use dryer sheets
KAILYNSTAR 5/4/2010 6:44:00 PM

    I knew that for a long time. I don't use fabric softner for the blue jeans either. Never on towels.
ELLFIN3 5/3/2010 4:46:00 PM

    I have found this to very very true!!

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: foods with vitamin a and e | foods for vitamin e | vitamin a and e foods