Hubby and I are right in the middle of our debt snowball. (For those of you who are not familiar with Dave Ramsey this is Step #2 in his Baby Steps plan for getting out of debt.) Because we only have one income in our household we have to make our dollars stretch as far as they can. There are some things I am doing to help us with this and I want to share them with you.
My "Thrifty Thursday" tip for this week: Cut your dryer sheets in half.
I am not a fan of fabric softener, so we use dryer sheets. Several months ago I got the idea to cut a few dryer sheets in half and see if a half size sheet still worked well for a load of laundry. It was a success and I have been using half size dryer sheets ever since. I just use 2 of the half sheets if I think the load will need more de-static oomph.
I know dryer sheets are not necessarily super expensive, but I do think they cost a lot for what they are. A little bit of savings here, a little bit of savings there, adds up.
I just grab about a 1/4" thick stack at a time to cut; anymore than that seems to be too thick. The cut edges do stick together so you just have to fan them out before putting them back in the box. The 80 sheet box shown above probably took me less than 2 minutes to cut, fan, and put back on my laundry shelf. And now I have 160 sheets instead of 80!
How about you? Do you have any money saving tips you would like to share? Share in the Comments below. Plus, I might highlight your tip one "Thrifty Thursday".
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