Un nouvel ami pour ma sécheuse (Day 27)…

fabric softener

I just realized I photographed the ‘Quebec’ side of this box by accident, but hey, you don’t have to be Frenchie McFrencherson to know what words like statique, réutilisables and hypoallergénique mean. These right here are reusable static sheets for the dryer.

Not only does this mean less packaging and waste, it also means less of the chemicals found in most disposable ones. Here, you might be saying, “It’s only Day 27, stop being such a paranoid eco-freak already!” To which I say, point taken. You may also say of those Bounce, Snuggle or Downy sheets, “Come on, how could a household brand with such a cute name and flowery perfume be so toxic?”

Well, for one, look at Britney Spears. And for two, consider this website (warning: highly disturbing music accompanies it) that lists various alternative uses for Bounce sheets, including warding off mice, bees, ants and mosquitos — frankly, if the bugs aren’t buying it, neither am I.

Having given these reusable cloth sheets a couple test runs in my latest load of laundry, I can officially say that they do indeed keep my socks out of my pants and my towels out of my pillow cases. And because I simply leave them in there for the next run, it even saves me a trip to the garbage can (the Lazy Environmentalist‘s ears should be burning right about … now).

5 Responses to Un nouvel ami pour ma sécheuse (Day 27)…

  1. Sarah says:

    I haven’t used any dryer sheets in years and haven’t had a problem with static…My main problem is feeling guilty when I run the dryer.

  2. stephen says:

    does britney spears ward off bees and mice, or does she attract them?

  3. Morgan says:

    Very cool Vanessa…I’ve been looking for this product! Thanks for doing the leg work!


  4. Sarah Pretty says:

    Sarah at the top of the list is trying to out do me out do you. What shall I do?

    Give up the dryer Vanessa!

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