What’s so special about a dryer with balls? Adding 4-6 wool dryer balls to your laundry load can significantly shorten drying time, cut down on static cling, reduce wrinkles and soften your clothes. In turn, you will save money on fabric softener, dryer sheets and hopefully, your utility bill!
How do the balls work? During the drying cycle, the wool dryer balls bounce around and separate clothing so warm air can circulate more efficiently, which speeds up drying time. As the wool fibers rub against the clothing, it softens the fabric and reduces static cling and wrinkles. Wool also has the unique ability of absorbing toxins like formaldehyde, which is commonly found in brand new clothing.
Do the balls smell? The wool dryer balls that we have don’t have a scent to them, however you can easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil if you enjoy scented laundry.
How long do the balls last? The wool dryer balls are simply made of felted wool and nothing happens to them during each drying cycle. You may notice some wear and tear or shrinkage, but it’s safe to say that your balls will last you for several years.
How much do the balls cost? Wool dryer balls cost between $6-8 per ball. This may seem expensive for a ball of wool, but if you think of how much money it will save you in the long run by not needing to buy fabric softener or dryer sheets ever again, a small investment of $24-36 on a couple sets of balls that will last for years, really isn’t a bad deal at all. You’re also reducing your chemical exposure and preventing toxic build-up in your dryer.
Save money and energy and get your some balls for your dryer!