The 1st one is an oldie, but goodie! cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle. It helps keep washing machines & hoses fresh & clean. It also help with the "smell" that sometimes occurs with the front loading washing machines.
The second recipe:
-1 5 gallon bucket*
-1 container of Fabric softener-1 package of sponges
Pour fabric softener in bucket
Then fill bottle with water and add to bucket, Twice..
2 parts water to 1 part fabric softener
Cut sponge in half & place in bucket. I only cut up one, but will add another.
When ready to use, squeeze out extra mixture for one sponge and add to dryer as you would a dryer sheet. I use two when I dry, just cause I like the smell of the fabric softener I use. Works just as well as any dryer sheets I have used in the past & also helps with static.*It says to use a 5 gallon bucket, but I will us a 3gallon bucket next time, just so I don't have the bulk from the 5 gallon bucket.