Hubs has always hated dryer sheets. From the moment we moved into together he complained about how they made his clothes feel “oily”. Like any good wife I completely ignored his protests, I was the one doing laundry so I would do it my way with my beloved dryer sheets and all. It wasn’t until I started researching cloth diapers that I found that you should not be using dryer sheets with cloth diapers that I did a little more research to what is actually in a dryer sheet. Hmmmm maybe Hubs was on to something, I didn’t love the idea of surfacants being left on my clothes, but I did not want to give up that nice soft feeling of clothes coming out of the dryer and have crazy static cling. But what other options are there? Turns out Dryer Balls are the solution to keeping both Hubs and I happy.
If you don’t know what dryer balls are don’t worry, I only learned about them a few years ago. Dry Balls are wool balls that you add into your dryer – they work by helping to separate the clothing as it is being tossed around allowing the warm air to dry clothes more efficiently, therefore reducing drying time and cost. They also soften your clothes (what was most important to me) via the gentle friction of the felted wool against the clothing fibers. And I find that they help reduce static as well.
I was thrilled to be able to test out the Woolzies Dryer Balls. Woolzies Dryer Balls are handmade using pure New Zealand wool. They come in a package of 6 which is perfect for getting started. Too few balls and you won’t notice any difference, I use6-7 dryer balls per load. And unlike the plastic dryer balls, these large wool dryer balls don’t make too much noise in the dryer.
You can buy your Woolzies right from their website and also connect with them on facebook and twitter to learn about promotions and giveaways. I hate to admit it, but hubby was right on this one, now that I have started to using dryer balls I will never go back. And if you think you will miss the scents that come with fabric softener, just add a couple of drops of essential oil to the dryer balls when you toss them in the dryer
Have you heard of Dryer Balls before? Do you use them?
Disclosure: I was provided with eh above products for review purposes. All opinions are strictly my own.