I’m always doing my best to live as “green” as possible. I know I could do much better, but I believe that as long as I am doing my part and making an effort in as many ways as I can, that I’m helping our planet.
I used to try to air dry all of my laundry, especially when I was doing 3 or 4 cloth diaper loads a week. I’ve let that fall by the wayside more or less, depending on time and energy in the summer, but I have found new ways to help save at least some energy while doing my laundry: ReusaWool Dryer Balls.
Have you heard of wool dryer balls before? They can help reduce drying time by absorbing some of the wetness. They also reduce static and increase softness of clothes. They can reduce the drying time by up to 50% because they pick up a small amount of moisture at the beginning of the cycle and release it during the the rest of the cycle which helps your clothes dry more evenly. They also increase the mechanical action of your dryer to increase circulation and dry your clothes faster. And even better? They’re made here in the US. You may have seen plastic dryer balls before; wool balls are safer for your dryer and your clothing and don’t give off any gas chemicals.
Simply drop 2 or 3 in your dryer with your load of wet clothes and start it up. These balls last for years and eliminate the need for dryer sheets. The balls I received are in a natural color, but you can find a wide variety of dyed colors, if color is your thing, at WillowPads.com. The dye is fiber reactive and won’t stain clothing (I like Dragonberry and Grape the best!).
I’d love for one lucky winner to take home their own 3 pack of ReusaWool Dryer Balls. Contest ends 2/10/14 at 11:59pm MST and is open to US residents.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.