Why do you use fabric softener? If, like me, it is something you have always used, and grew up with, it may seem like a bit of a stupid question. Fabric softener and doing the laundry go together like a hand and a glove. Don’t they?
Most people tell me “because it makes the clothes smell nice”. My mom used to tell me it was to get the soap residue out of the clothes in the final rinse. Other people swear by it for removing static electricity from winter woolies. Whatever the reason it seems to be one of those things you use out of habit or conditioning and don’t really question.