When my family moved into our new home a few years ago, we were over the moon with the extra space we had.
Our children quickly got into the habit of running laps around our living room, flying up and down the stairs, sprinting through the hallway. I loved how easily they could get their wiggles out now, but those 4 constantly moving feet mixed with the extremely dry air in our house equals loads of a new problem – super-staticky air!
We were zapping each other on a daily basis!
And there is no worse feeling than giving your littles a shock on the nose when you go in for a kiss!
As bad as the static was in the air, it was even worse on our clothes. Since I am the main laundry doer in our home, I had to find a way to get rid of the static on our clothes and fast!
I knew that I could easily grab some dryer sheets the next time I was out shopping, but I’ve never really liked the strong scent they leave on our clothes. And I hate buying items that are disposable if I can help it.
After some easy research, I learned how wool dryer balls could help solve our static problem, and I decided to give them a go. Fast forward a few washing sessions later, and I was hooked! Absolutely sold on the amazingness of these little round wonders.
Now I have to share why you need to pick up wool dryer balls today!
Since this was my main reason for giving dryer balls a try, this is where I will start. The wool absorbs moisture so the inside of your dryer stays humid, which equals less static. No more getting zapped by my husband’s flannel shirts!
Dryer balls main function is to rumble around your dryer, helping your clothes move around more, so they don’t clump together. The more your clothes get in contact with the hot air, the faster they dry.
Won’t affect absorbance
Commercial dryer sheets can change the way your towels and dishcloths absorb water over time. Not dryer balls!
Natural and chemical-free
Dryer balls are just wool. Period. No chemicals, no perfumes. Nothing to worry even the most sensitive noses or skin! And wool is a renewable resource which makes my eager-greener heart swoon.
Looking to switch to dryer balls, but worried you’ll miss the fresh-from-the-wash scent? Try essential oils. A drop or two of your favorite oil on each ball before you toss them in the machine will add a subtle smell to your linens. The oil could leave greasy dots on your clothing, so be aware of that. I keep a small bottle of lavender essential oil in my laundry room just for sheet washing days.
Ready to go the handmade route? Making your own dryer balls is simple, but a little time-consuming. But, if you have a lot of 100% wool yarn on hand and a free afternoon, follow these easy steps.
I hope I could convince you why you need to pick up wool dryer balls today.
Even just one of these reasons could be enough for someone to try these out. I’m such a fan that I’ve given them out as gifts! I know there are a lot of non-believers out there, but I say give them a try. For just a few dollars, you could be rid of some static in your home and, just possibly, stop zapping your kids on the nose too!