This post is brought to you from the past....circa 2008. At least it feels like 2008 because some wool dryer balls I ordered just arrived and well I am probably the last eco person to jump on this band wagon. For years I have been using nothing in the dryer and living a life of static cling. I don't dry my clothes in the dryer but I do fluff some of them up in there to get that crunchy line dry feel out of them. This of course is what is creating the static problem for me and I have gone so far as to spray hairspray on my legs so my pants won't stick (STOP LAUGHING).Now I have my hands on two of the most beautiful custom made wool dryer balls ever and I am so excited to use them.
If you have never used wool dryer balls here is why you should:
* Traditional dryer sheets contain cancer causing chemicals
* They bounce around in your dryer creating little pockets for the hot air to get in which dries your clothes faster
* They absorb moisture
* They reduce static electricity - no more hairspray required!
* They reduce wrinkles
* Safe for use with cloth diapers (which you don't need to put in the dryer - you can line dry them)
If you don't want to buy or make wool dryer balls you can also use a tennis ball or a scrunched up piece of tinfoil to get the same effect. You have probably seen those rubber or plastic dryer balls on the market. Don't do it friends....they are made with chemicals and then you are heating them up next to you clothes.
What do you use in your dryer? Do you want to fire up the flex capacitor and go back to 2008 with me and get some dryer balls then vs now?
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