When you add Ultra Downy it depends a great deal on your washer type. These days, fabric softener is easier to use than ever:
Regular machines - With regular machines, add Ultra Downy to your washer drum during the rinse cycle. Or for added convenience, try the Downy Ball, our easy-to-use dispenser.
HE machines -With HE machines, you have a built-in, automatic solution. Simply add Ultra Downy to the fabric-softener tray (often right next to the detergent tray) before each load.