If you're not quite ready to give up the ol' fabric softener, here are a few money-saving tips to decrease your spending.
1. Cut dryer sheets in half. A half-size dryer sheet does just as good of a job as a full sheet, but the box will last twice as long!
2. If you use the liquid fabric softener, here is a new twist on it.
Take one container of fabric softener. Take four regular sponges and cut them in half. Pour entire bottle of fabric softener into a large bucket. Fill the empty fabric softener container up with water and pour into the bucket. Do this again. This will give you a mixture of two parts water to one part fabric softener. Now put the sponges into the mixture. Keep this by the dryer. When you are ready to dry a load of laundry, wring out a sponge and throw it into the dryer with the clothes. Remove sponge when clothes are dry and place back into bucket.
*They now sell "wet" dryer sheets at the store. This is the same idea, but for a fraction of the price!*