Put all the clothes that are dryer safe into the dryer. If you choose a dryer based fabric softener, add 1 dryer sheet for a medium load and 2 for a large load. Put them in on top of the dryer load so they can come in contact with all the wet clothes. Dryer sheets can be used two or three times. The newest type of dryer based fabric softener is in the form of two spiked spheres called dryer balls. These lift the clothes and help air circulate, reducing static electricity and helping the clothes dry faster. In theory, they are supposed to help soften the clothes, too, but this process works better when the dryer is at a medium or low temperature setting than with high drying temperatures.