Do you like saving money? 2 words. Dryer. Balls.

Just made these blue dryer balls, now to felt them with some white ones I've done.

Just made these blue dryer balls, now to felt them with some white ones I’ve done.

Save money and time while doing your laundry by using these 100% wool dryer balls. Toss them in your dryer with your laundry, and your clothes will dry much faster, and you will never need to use fabric softener or softener sheets ever again!! Another plus is they do not affect the absorbency of your towels, cloth diapers or kitchen towels, like fabric softener does. In our house, that is a MAJOR savings. We were using around 20 bottles of liquid softener at $5.99 each bottle, and 15 box of sheets at $7.99 each, every year. Using 5 dryer balls in each load has saved us at least $240 a year, not including the money saved on gas and electricity by shortening the drying time!!! Our clothes are static free, softer than ever, and there are no chemicals added by the dryer balls.
These dryer balls are unscented, but if you prefer, you can add a couple of drops of essential oils to them.
Each set has assorted size balls. The more you use, the faster your clothes will dry. They last for a LONG time too!! I’ve got a set I bought over a year ago that is still going strong!!
How do they work? (from diynatural.com)
It’s simple. They bounce around in the dryer separating clothes, allowing more hot air to circulate through all the garments. As they tumble, the wool balls fluff your laundry, reduce wrinkles, and basically pummel the laundry to make it softer. They do so much more than a dryer sheet by pulling moisture out of your clothes so you don’t have to run the dryer as long. The more dryer balls you have in a load, the shorter the drying time will be.

Order a set for you, and a set for a friend and save!! Dryer balls make a great wedding shower gift, tossed in a hamper or a laundry basket!!

Ready to felt!!

Ready to felt!!

If you’d like to make a set for yourself, it’s simple.  Just get some 100% wool roving or yarn (blends DON’T work it has to be 100 animal fiber!!), and simply wind it into tight balls.  I always use a yarn needle to run the end in and out a few times to secure it.   Then put the balls in a knee high, and tie it (like I did in the picture above)  I can put around 6 in each knee high.  Then toss the knee high into the washer in the hottest water possible.  When the load is done, dry it on the highest heat.  I repeat this around 5 times, until the ball is completely felted.

felted

felted

You can tell it’s done when you can’t separate the individual strands of the ball.    Take them out of the hose, and your done!! You have dryer balls!!!

Comment below and let me know if you have ever used these, or made your own!!!

Rox

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