I am sure you all guessed that I'm too frugal to just use fabric softener according to the instructions on the package. I want to get as much use as I can out of it, but it still has to do the job. So, here is what I do.
Dryer Sheets- I seem to find deals on these much more often that the liquids. I bring it home, open the box, pull out the entire stack of sheets and cut it into thirds. It works just as well, but lasts three times longer.
Liquid- I adore liquid fabric softener. It smells so good and I especially love it in my towel and sheet loads. Those two loads of laundry are the only things I actually follow the package instructions for. Everything else gets a wash cloth slightly dampened with liquid thrown into the dryer with it. This works really well.
Dryer Balls- I have been fighting the urge to pick some of these up at CVS. I have not known anyone who uses them, so don't know what to think. If anyone has feed back on this product, I'd love to hear it.
So, this is how I handle fabric softener. I know it's not an absolute necessity, but I like what it does for my laundry.