Cheap Confessions Time: Do You Reuse Your Dryer Sheets?
I do and I don't care who knows it. Look, anyone who knows me knows that I love a good bargain. Some people (a.k.a. Kevin and my mother) would even go as far as to label me "cheap." Truth be told. I am excruciatingly cheap when it comes to certain things.
Now, make no mistake, I will throw down thousands of dollars and not think twice for a really good vacation. In fact, I did it last Thursday night on a whim. (Mexico, I'm coming for you again!) I will also pay insane amounts of money for concert tickets if I think the artist if worth the cash. Prime example, the $900 I paid to see Madonna. Now, I realize that's expensive, but we had floor seats right by the stage. For some perspective, I had better seats than Reba. It was $900 well spent. Visually speaking, it's one of the coolest concerts I have ever been to.
But one thing I will NOT spend a lot of money on is something "disposable"- i.e. razors or fabric softener sheets. Seriously, I buy those big old yellow Bic Disposable Razors but I will use them until the blades rust. You're supposed to use them once. I will use them until it looks like piranha have attacked my face. Only then, will I actuallt dispose of the razor and pull a new one out of the pack.
And I will use a dryer sheet until I have tumbled every ounce of fragrance out of it.
This is my latest box. Notice! I actually splurged for a name brand. However, I must tell you that I bought an economy-size box with 160 sheets from either Sam's Club or Ollie's (I don't remember). Not only was the box discounted (the only reason I purchased the normally over-priced name brand), I quickly calculated the mileage I could get out it.
With 160 sheets in the box, I can do laundry and tumble dry my clothes for about the next year and a half. And, as the box indicates, my clothes are going to smell "outdoor fresh." The first load I dry with the sheet actually does. The clothes come out of the dryer smelling and feeling like they've been line dried. The second load I dry with sheet has signatures of the outdoor smell as well. The third load smells like maybe I took a t-shirt and waved it out the back door for a second, but there's still a faint fragrant hint. After about the third load, I will actually throw the fabric sheet away. It finally gets "Bounced" to the trash!
Yes, I am cheap. But I guarantee you I am not the only one. So, come on! It's Cheap Confessions Time. Do YOU reuse your dryer sheets?