Another great laundry tip I had in my archives:
Softener – Use much less than the packaging says, especially in a a dryer. You need fabric softener with a dryer to cut thestatic cling, and it doesn’t take much for that. A dryer sheet, cut in fourths, can be used twice.
That makes 8 uses per sheet.
Alternatively, use liquid softener and dilute with water. Spray it inside your dryer, or saturate a clean rag and throw in your dryer with the laundry. You can use this several times by dampening the rag between loads. A small bottle will last for a long time!
Fabric softener makes materials lose their absorbency, and they do build up over a period of time, causing them to yellow. There is a health concern regarding their use as well.
It’s wise to kill two (or is that three?) birds with one stone – use vinegar. It’s not as frugal as commercial fabric softener using the methods above, and you must use it in your washer, in the softener dispenser, or in a dispenser ball, or put it in the first rinse water. Use 1/4 cup for a load to get the real benefit. Since vinegar is cheaper than softener, but not drastically so, you’ll save some, but not as much as you could. It will do a number on static cling, though. (And no, it won’t make your clothes smell funny!) OH and you can purchase Vinegar at Sams or Costco in HUGE gallons – saving a bundle that way too. I cannot remember where I got this tip from, however I’ve used it and it works!