Years ago, what seems like a lifetime ago, I worked in a fine linen store. It was an eye opener. I learned more about fabrics in the time I worked there than I ever knew there was to know about fabrics. I learned why my towels lost their absorbency, why clothes lost their shape, colors faded and so much more. The one common factor was fabric softener! Can you believe it? I had grown up my whole life and thought you had to use fabric softener, only to find out you don’t. There are alternatives I can use that will be as effective and won’t damage my fabrics. Keep reading to find out how to save your clothes.Dryer balls. Yep, it’s as simple as using dryer balls. They come in a variety of sizes and there’s many options but my preference is the wool dryer balls with a small to medium size. I prefer the medium size over large dryer balls because I can easily adjust the amount of balls in the dryer to the load size. I also feel the more balls the less bunching, twisting and clumping I have going on in the dryer.
Another benefit of using wool dryer balls is it will help cut down on the dry time. Because the balls help keep the clothes separated and not twisted into huge globs, there’s better airflow which will dry the clothes faster.
Wool dryer balls also help reduce static cling. And with those stiffer fabric the balls can help soften them up.Dryer balls are an eco-friendly laundry product. You’ll save time, money and extend the life of your fabrics. When I’m done with laundry I leave the dryer balls in the dryer. There’s no need to take them out and store them. No upkeep. Just leave them be.
Since I have a kid and laundry is never ending at our house I use the whole back of dryer balls every time for the large loads of laundry I do. If you do smaller loads take some of the balls out. Over time, you’ll find the perfect number of dryer balls to use for your style of doing laundry.