06/11/2015 03:29 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2016

3 Smart Laundry Day Hacks

No one likes doing laundry. I mean, look how upset this poor lady is about it:


But in addition to being an absolute chore, doing the laundry can be a wasteful process to boot! From detergent bottles to dryer sheets, the waste starts to pile up over time. Here are three small and clever waste-eliminating hacks to consider.

1. Fluff with tennis balls
Throw a few tennis balls into the dryer and they'll massage towels and clothes to optimal softness. Read more VIA Apartment Therapy.

2. Stop static with a foil ball in the dryer
The aluminum will combat static and may do a bit of fluffing, too. Read more VIA Dis is artsy.

3. DIY reusable dryer sheets
All you need is a washcloth and a DIY solution to be on your way to a less wasteful laundry day!Get the full how-to VIA Mrs. Happy Homemaker.