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I use Sun & Earth detergent along with some vinegar when I wash my laundry. However, if I don't use dryer sheets when I use my dryer, they're extremely static. What do you all do about this (if anything)? It's not so bad in the warmer months, but in the winter it just bites- plus the static doesn't go away, so when I'm wearing my clothes they stick to me. Other than taking the clothes out when they're still damp, I'm not sure what to do. In the winter, I'd have no where to hang them if I would do this, anyway.<br><br><br><br>
Are there dryer sheets that are decent, or is there some sort of replacement I've been missing? So far, I've found zilch. Is this one of the "necessary evils" I have to use?
 

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Dunno about earth-friendly sheets, but (mostly for economy) I use one-third of a drier sheet per load. Half if it's blankets/sheets/towels. Perhaps not as soft as a whole one, but pretty close, and no static.
 

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That's a great idea, Max! It's so simple I feel silly for not thinking of it myself. Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I have never had a dryer in my home. I line dry inside my house and I have never had static on my clothes. My clothes last far longer than they did when I lived in my mother's home and my clothes went through her dryer. It takes about 24 hours for most of my clothes to dry. That's what I recommed anyway if you are trying to be eco-friendly.
 

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There are a couple of things you can do if all you want to do is avoid the paper sheets.<br><br><br><br>
Get the cheapest, wateriest, in a scent you can stand regular bottle of liquid fabric softener. Fill a spray bottle about two thirds full of water and about a third full of the fabric softener. Your choices are to either spray about seven to ten squirts right into the dryer or to spray an old washcloth with an equal amount of softener spray and toss it into the dryer as you would a paper sheet.<br><br><br><br>
There are also anti static sprays that you can spray right on your clothes to release the statiic, I keep one in my drawer at school along with a package of travel style stain remover, but they smell sort of funky when they fist come out of the can.
 

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Well, this is about as earth-friendly as something might get (besides line drying) if all you use the sheets for is smell, like we do. Sometimes I take some of our fragrant rose petals, rinse them, then tie them in a tiny bit of unbleached cheesecloth (you can reuse the cheesecloth). It makes our clothes smell so pretty. I do this because I'm a rose-scent fanatic. I don't know what posessed me to do this originally, maybe it was the day we ran out of rose-scented soap and I missed it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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