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



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!

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  • CYNDY_55
    emoticon For The Helpful Tip! - by CYNDY_55
    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). - by ALLTHNGSTHRUHIM
    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 - by MRSBEANS57
  • I knew that for a long time. I don't use fabric softner for the blue jeans either. Never on towels. - by KAILYNSTAR
  • I have found this to very very true!! - by ELLFIN3

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