Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Go ballz out!

So, it's been a while since my last post.  Life gets in the way sometimes, teething baby, birthday parties, and just general busy-ness mean that at the end of the day vegging in front of the TV is so much more attractive than thinking about a post.  The birthday party has passed and there is a lull in the teething so stay tuned for some posts!  There will be one about the DIY super-hero birthday party :).  But for now we're talking about balls.

DRYER balls!  They are an alternative to fabric softener sheets or liquid.  Dryer balls are tennis ball size balls of felted wool that you keep in your dryer that do the job of dryer sheets and more.  They get your clothes soft, they reduce static, AND this is the very best part, they reduce your drying time significantly.  Nevermind the fact that wool dryer balls are free of chemicals, and dyes that wear on both your clothes and you.
You can find them on amazon (affiliate link above), or on deal-a-day sites like greenbabybargains, or ecobabybuys for cheaper.  Or if you're crafty and find a good deal on 100% wool yarn, you can make them, I'm sure pinterest has a plethora of pins on this.  I found them on a deal-a-day site and decided that it was cheaper to buy them, I got a pack of 6 Woolzies brand balls for under $20.  There are different brands, just google for "dryer balls".  I have been using the Woolzies for about 6 months or so, and they have definitely shortened my drying time, probably by at least a third, if not half.  And they are so easy, literally, just put them in the dryer and leave them there.  

One investment, $20, and you don't have to buy dryer sheets,  your clothes dry faster, and you're not putting yucky chemicals on them.  Do you need more reason to try them?

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