Wednesday, March 4, 2009

dryer balls

I have some articles of clothing that can go in the dryer but cannot have fabric softener. Now you see I'm anti static cling and my husband seems to be the king of static electricity so I like to use something to keep things from sticking together in the dryer. That being said, I'm not a huge fan of unnecessary chemicals so when I was wandering the aisles of the dollar store I came across packs of these spiky little guys. They were 2/$1 (cheaper than tennis balls) so I thought I'd give them a try. They're quite hard plastic so if you can stand the banging around in your dryer for the first few minutes until they warm up and soften they are a fantastic little creation. They fluff up and separate the laundry without chemicals so I can use them on the wicking clothing, microfiber things, and down filled things that would get clogged with fabric softener. The box recommended 4-6/ load so I bought 4 for a grand total of $2. That works for me :)

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The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

I've seen "hand-made" dryer balls made out of wool yarn... they might be more expensive depending on where you get the yarn but they also would be quietier.... I've never tried any of these but I'll be looking the next time we get to a dollar store :)

ThreePts said...

The plastics that the balls are made out of are not safe in high heat. It would be good for you to research dryer balls and their safety a bit further.

N and N said...

Thanks threepts, I'm not too concerned as I only use them on delicate but I've made a new post with some info I found.


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