Fabric softener sheets can be an expensive addition to the cost of doing laundry, especially if you have a large family. Yet static cling can be an issue, especially in certain parts of the country, making fabric softener sheets a higher priority.
Many find that cutting each fabric softener sheet into four pieces, and then using a single piece at a time, works just about as well as an entire sheet. You can save a lot of money when you are getting four times as many loads out of a single box of fabric softener sheets.
However, do keep in mind that the brand name fabric softener sheets are usually stronger than the no name brands, so you may only be able to get two pieces out of a single no name brand fabric softener sheet. So consider the cost of getting four pieces out of a single sheet of the brand name versus getting only two pieces per sheet of the no name fabric softener. You may find that the fancier smelling brand name version will actually be less expensive for you.