“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Fabric Softener / Category: Laundry „
I always use Tumble Dryer sheets. I'm not sure really what would happen if I wasn't to use a sheet - perhaps I should try it one time for testing purposes! There isn't a lot of choice when it comes to choosing different sheets and it seems to be either the brand named version - Bounce and the supermarket versions. I have spotted ones in the pound shop though so I will have to try them as well. Anyway this review is about the Sainsburys ones and not every other ones!! These sheets come in a box of 40 and I paid £1.29 for these which I thought was an ok price. The cardboard box is quite simple and easy enough to rip open and get into the sheets. The sheets are folded and stacked on top of each other. They are easy to pull out 1 by 1 and they don't seem to stick to each other. The scent of Linen Fresh is 1 scent that I like. I have bought Candles and room sprays of this scent and I like the crisp, clean scent. The scent from this is just a light fragrance but you can still smell this lightly. These sheets are meant to help with static as well and I can't say that that I feel that my clothes are all static-y after popping these in the dryer. They do the job they are meant to. A good dryer sheet for a good price and a nice light scent to boot.
I don't know about you but when I dry my clothes in the washing machine/dryer I like to have them coming out smelling nice and fresh and on their own I don't think they come out as nice as if they do when you add a tumble drying sheet into the machine before you dry. The only brand I ever really knew about was Bounce as you always used to see it advertised on television years ago but a quick search around Sainsburys months ago helped me to stumble across the Sainsburys own tumble dryer sheets. As they were cheaper than the name brand versions I decided to buy them and give them a go and see if I liked them. These tumble dryer sheets from Sainsburys are labelled as being gentle which I like because sometimes I do tumble dry my nice clothes and I want them to be well taken care of in the wash. These sheets have a smell and if you rub them between your fingers you can tell that they do have a texture to them and they have a nice fresh smell also. It says on the box that they help to condition and protect your clothes from creasing, static and loss of freshness. By reducing the creasing it makes items easier to iron too and they say that this will also work on problem fabrics such as cotton. I put my husband shirts in the dryer with these sheets and they are cotton and I think these sheets have helped as his shirts are definitely quite easy to iron. I never have any static on my clothes either. Before using these sheets I would get static when I did socks and underwear but now there is no static so obviously this is working. These sheets leave my laundry nice and fresh too with just a hint of fragrance which is nice, I don't like it when my clothes have an overpowering smell of washing fabric type smells but this is really subtle and fresh. Apparently these sheets are said to fragrance laundry for up to 6 days. The sheets are very easy to use, you basically just put one in with your drying, I like to put it on the top but I'm sure it doesn't matter once the machine starts to spin. According to the back of the box excessive heat or over loading can cause grease spots to appear but I have never had this problem. All in all, a good cheap product to add to your drying that works well.
I had a couple of gym-wear garments made out of polyester, and every time I took them out of the dryer, it would be horrible and you could just feel the static all over it. I saw some dryer sheets in Sainsburys on sale for 90p (not these exact ones, but similar), and thought "why not?". The moment I took the same pair of trousers from the dryer, I was sold! There was virtually NO static on any of the clothes in the dryer, including the gym trousers that was causing me so much trouble. Now they are supposed to be scented and therefore make your clothes smell nice, however the sheet is rather thin, and my clothes didn't really end up smelling of anything. But I prefer this, since I wear fragrance this means there's nothing to interfere between the scent i'm wearing and my clothes. Like others have said however, getting a single sheet can be quite troublesome, but it's not as if they need to be kept straight in order to work properly, so you can easily just stuff them back in the box. Overall i'm incredibly impressed with this product. At the bargain price of 90p (around £1.50 normally), I think it's very worth it. My main reason for buying them was to eliminate static, and it did that perfectly. While some may want the scent to be more potent, for my particular needs it worked like a charm.
Sainsburys Blue Linen Tumble Dryer Sheets are sold in 40's from Sainsburys stores or www.sainsburys.co.uk for £1.49 and these are designed to be added to a wet load of washing when putting it in to the tumble drier to help give the clothes a nice scent and reduce the need for ironing by decreasing the amount of static in the tumble drier from synthetic fibres and fabrics. It states on the Sainsburys website that these will keep fragrance in your laundry for 6 days and will also help to reduce static cling. A sheet is designed to last for one full load in the tumble drier and they, of course, are very easy to use, just throw a sheet in with your wet washing and put it on to dry as normal. I usually cut my sheets in half to get better use out of them and I find that this is perfectly fine for making the load smell lovely and giving me all the benefits of a full sheet whilst helping me to save a little money. There is quite a nice scent to these sheets, it is a nice fresh type of scent and makes me think of early summer and it's just lovely. They don't seem to leave any excess residue in the tumble drier or on the clothes. I think that these wipes are great value for money and in the past I have used some own brand ones which cost around £1.00 but then they can't be re-used as I found they tore in the machine and I ended up having to re-wash everything and these ones have a better scent to them than the cheaper ones I used. I would definitely recommend these wipes and I am a big fan. I don't usually iron any clothes and don't really mind going out with the odd crease on my clothes but I did find that the amount of creases appeared to be reduced and my clothes just have a glorious scent to them that lasted for hours and even after a few days hanging up in the wardrobe they still had a lovely scent to them. I am rating these sheets 5/5 and if you have to use a tumble drier then I'd definitely say toss one of these in (or just half if you want to save money) as it stops everything taking on that damp tumble drier scent and makes your washing smell like it's been hanging on the line.
With a toddler and a husband with a dirty job (as in covered in dirt!) the amount of washing and drying I have to do each week is unbelievable. In the summer things aren't too bad as I have got two long washing lines to get everything out to dry on, but come the winter time I am back to using the tumble dryer for a lot of my clothes. My husband always says that the clothes don't smell as nice when they have been dried in the tumble dryer as they do outside, so for a couple of years I have been using Bounce dryer sheets. These are extortionately priced for a sheet of smelly tissue type paper, so I decided that I would try the Sainsburys version instead. They are about two thirds of the price of the Bounce sheets and although you get 40 sheets per box, the sheets are also much smaller and thinner. It's also quite hard to get them out of the box singularly as they are still partially joined together. The smell is quite nice and not as overpowering as the Bounce sheets when you open the box, but this also transfers to the smell of the clothes - you could hardly notice the fragrance at all when the clothes were dried. Consequently, I ended up using two sheets at a time and therefore there was no benefit in the cheaper price. As for their "Easy Iron" claim, my clothes came out exactly the same way as if I hadn't used a sheet at all!
As the colder months of the year approach it is harder and harder to get the washing dry, if I put the newly washed clothes on a clothes horse they take forever to dry and drying towels is a nightmare. Sometimes I revert to using the radiators but if the radiators are covered with wet washing then it blocks the heat out, a bit of a no win situation really. Inevitably I end up using the tumble dryer, agreed it does add an element of dread to the electric bill coming through the letterbox but at least it deals with the wet washing effectively. When tumble dryer sheets first came onto the market I was as keen as anyone to try them out and the first packet that I ever tried were the Bounce sheets. Bounce tumble dryer sheets have that fresh as a daisy smell to them but they are twice the price of supermarket own brands, so sadly the Bounce sheets were sidelined in favour of a cheaper brand. I know that cheaper is often a poor substitute but like many I have to watch the pennies. The idea behind the tumble dryer sheet has been well thought out. Place a lightly scented sheet into the tumble dryer along with your laundry and as it dries the sheet not only adds freshness to your laundry but makes the clothes easier to iron afterwards and cuts down on the amount of static electricity that builds up. Sainsbury`s Linen fresh tumble dryer sheets cost £1.75 for 40, that works out a 4p a sheet. There are just two of us to wash for so they can`t be deemed as an expensive luxury but if you have a family they may well work out expensive. Sainsbury`s Blue Linen Fresh tumble dryer sheets come in a small cardboard carton, true to form the box is in a shade of ocean blue. On the front of the box Sainsbury`s have put a picture of a most angelic blond haired boy with a towel draped around his head. I`m sure that all Mum`s have their little angels draping freshly tumble dried towels around their heads! But anyway...the thought was there! Take a sheet from the box, one thing you notice straight away is the reluctance to part with just one sheet at a time! at first I was trying to pull out just one sheet and ending up with a handful, but patience is the key. The Linen fresh sheet feels soft, moist and smells good, a hint of citrus there. Stick the sheet into the dryer with your laundry and just leave it in there. When the cycle has finished and you remove the dry washing the static build up is dramatically reduced and the laundry feels soft and smells lovely. Now Sainsbury`s claim that if you use these sheets your ironing is simplified. I have always found that tumble drying eliminates the need for a lot of ironing anyway, much of the laundry can just be folded and put away. So I would still say that these tumble dryer sheets are a luxury really. Yes, the laundry smells beautiful and it is soft as down which is all due to using the Linen Fresh sheets, but if you had a lot of washing to do they would be an unnecessary drain on the household budget.
Having a tumble dryer is a god send for me with four kids and animals in the house but it was only in the last year I started to buy tumble dryer sheets to put in with my laundry to make them smell nice and to help keep static under control so everything didn't stick to each other. The Sainsbury's tumble dryer sheets are really not very good. You do get a lot for your money, 40 sheets for £1.79, but they are very thin and are difficult to get out of the box in single sheets and I frequently ended up putting a few at a time in the machine as they wouldn't come out singularly. They smell quite nice when you open the box and when you touch them before putting them in the tumble but once they have been round the machine on its cycle, the clothes do not smell nice at all and you can hardly notice the fragrance which was apparent when you placed them in there. They do however keep the static at bay which is good but for me the smell is just as important as the lack of static and these fail to give me that so I really can't recommend them. I use Bounce sheets and although they are twice as much money for the same amount of sheets they work ten times better and leave my clothes smelling lovely compared to the Sainsbury's variety.
40 sheets tumble dryer sheets to facilitate easy ironing.