1 Container with an airtight lid 4 sponges cut in half (from $1 store) 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener 2 cups water WHAT TO DO: Mix the water and fabric softener in plastic container. Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture. When ready to use, squeeze the excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once complete place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time.
DIY DRYER SHEETS: 1 container with an airtight lid, 4 sponges cut in half, 1 cup of fabric softener, 2 cups of water. Mix the water & fabric softener in a plastic container. Add the cut sponges. To use, squeeze excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run dryer as normal. Once complete, place the now dry sponge back in the container for next time. Clothes smell good, are soft, and have no static just like the expensive non-reusable dryer sheets.
To remove odors from glass jars and plastic food storage containers - fill jar/container with warm water, add about a teaspoon of dry mustard. Shake the jar/container for a minute and let it sit overnight. The next morning, dump the nasty yellow liquid and run the jar/container plus lid through the dishwasher.