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Wool Dryer Balls: The Easy Laundry Swap With Big Benefits

You may have heard about wool dryer balls by now– but maybe you’re not sure what the real point is and why all the hype? [ I wrote a much more detailed post about them here.]

As a quick overview, wool dryer balls are designed to replace fabric dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener in your laundry routine. They’re felted balls — about the size of tennis balls — and you need between 3-6 of them each time, depending on the size of your load.

Why should you consider making this switch?  Well, the balls will make your clothes softer, dry them quicker and reduce static cling. And, they do all this without exposing your family to harsh chemicals or harming the environment.

Because you’ll be running your dryer for less time AND the balls are re-usable up to 1,000 loads, you’ll save money, too! 

I’ve been using the Friendsheep brand for three years now and can attest to the fact that they do what they claim to do for your laundry. Plus knowing that they are safer for my family and kinder to the environment, makes me feel good about having made this switch.

Now it’s your turn! Have you tried wool dryer balls yet or are you planning to do that soon? If so, what are the pros and cons as you see it? Do you have any tips for success? Please share in the comments below.

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