We never really got into the habit of buying liquid fabric softener that you add to the washing machine, but we used to always use the dryer sheets for our laundry. I found out about borax soap last year, and it was really by accident. I was looking up about getting rid of fleas without harsh chemicals and I read that it helps to kill the flea's life cycle and is a natural soap. Please note that I am talking about borax soap NOT boric acid, there is a difference. Borax soap is natural, boric acid is toxic but yet they often get confused together.
I bought a box of the borax soap last year to help kill off the fleas and yes it did work by the way. But being it is a laundry additive and water softener, I figured I would try it in the washer. Yes I continued to use dryer sheets in the beginning. Our laundry was nice and soft after taking them out of the washer before drying them after I started to use the borax soap. But out of habit, I continued to use the dryer sheets.
I accidentally ran out of dryer sheets last month. I say accidentally because I forgot I was on the last box of them and didn't realize exactly how low we were, I had help with laundry this summer :) So I wasn't going to rush out and buy more when this borax soap has been helping the clothes to feel soft and it isn't the end of the world if I didn't use a dryer sheet with a couple loads of laundry.
I have got to say, I didn't need to use the sheets. The borax soap in the washer mixed with our laundry detergent made them soft enough! This stuff really is awesome. I also heard that white vinegar can help soften clothes too so I will be trying that one shortly also.
Dryer sheets are a thing of the past in our household and I am using stuff that makes the clothes softer then the sheets ever did! Just a bit of borax soap mixed with detergent in the start of the wash cycle helps make your laundry nice and soft. It also makes it smell nice and fresh!