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Old 01-02-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Could have a long lasting impact to FIRE (dryer sheets)

Yesterday, dw told me she is getting rid of all the dryer sheets and she has bought a new reusable "dryer bar" which lasts for months.
Bounce® Dryer Bar

I realize the impact that this could have to the FIRE forum.

p.s. I have not done the detailed analysis to see where the cost curves will cross between how many times you must reuse sheets versus using the bar to depict a break even analysis. But I am sure someone on this site will.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Generic Sheets seem to be lower cost and work well enough.

If you really want to conserve... here are some DIY tips.

Frugal Fabric Softener Recipes & Dryer Sheet Tips : TipNut.com
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Don't need no stinkin' dryer sheets...
Don't need no dryer, either, for most of the year and most of our laundry...
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At about $.05/sheet there's not much bang for your buck in re-using or coming up with cheaper alternatives.
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At about $.05/sheet there's not much bang for your buck in re-using or coming up with cheaper alternatives.
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I watched the video (at the previously posted link) "featuring our real-life Bounce scientist".
I sincerely hope Amy got a nice bonus for blithering all that nonsense.

I have 1 burning question...what was the deal with mentioning her husband followed by sticking the unused dryer sheet into the sneaker ?

Inquiring minds need to know. Take the ball and run with it, folks.
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I don't have a clothes dryer.
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I must confess that I have never actually used a dryer sheet.
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I must confess that I have never actually used a dryer sheet.
I don't think I have (except when visiting parents).
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For me, the intuitive response is "Spokesperson uses the phrase, 'it's all about convenience.'" Convenience = $$. Therefore - the Bounce Bar is an attempt to convince you that using regular dryer sheets is a huge drain on your time and energy. You owe it to yourself and your family to buy this new product, which will save you approximately 5 seconds every time you do laundry!

A big box of dryer sheets lasts us 2+ years, so a dryer bar that lasts "two to four months" doesn't impress. But thanks anyway, for alerting everyone to new developments in laundry science

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p.s. I have not done the detailed analysis to see where the cost curves will cross between how many times you must reuse sheets versus using the bar to depict a break even analysis.
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