Instead of putting chemicals from dryer sheets on your clothes, use all natural wool dryer balls in the dryer. The wool balls will soften and fluff your clothes and they will last years. Each ball is a little bigger than the size of a tennis ball after I did the felting process. The tennis ball is in the picture to show the size comparison. Each of these balls weighs about 1.5 oz. The heavier the balls the more chances of the balls lifting the clothes while tumbling the more the drying time is saved.
I hand felted the balls and machine felted at least 3 times so the balls will not unravel. These balls are color fast so they will not transfer color to your clothes.
Just toss the dryer balls into the dryer with your laundry and they bounce around to lift and separate clothes, softening and reducing static cling. Dryer balls help fluff clothes and help decrease drying time. These balls are great for cloth diapers since chemicals from fabric sheets will make the diapers less absorbent.
I personally use my own set of dryer balls in the dryer and my clothes always comes out fluffy and soft. My drying time was 75% or less of the normal drying time and there was no static cling. Most of my family’s clothes are natural fibers though.
Leave the balls in the dryer so they will be there for next use. Pills will develop since these balls are 100% wool. The pills help the clothes in the dryer since they create more surface friction for the clothes. If they bother you just use a sweater shaver or snip with scissors.
Based on feedback from customers and my own testing, the following tip may help:
1. Don’t overdry your clothes especially in winter. Overdrying will cause static cling. If your dryer has variable levels of dryness, drop it down a notch or two from where you usually set it until you find the perfect level of dryness with no static.
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