For several years now, I’ve heard of people using dryer balls to help soften their clothes in the dryer, and to also speed up drying time. I received a box of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls to review. Soft By Nature, Inc is a family owned company located in New York. Woolzies Dryer Balls are handmade in Nepal of 100% New Zealand Wool, can reduce drying time up to 25%, help to reduce static, and are relatively quiet. What I love best, is that they are 100% hypoallergenic! I have a lot of allergies, and this is very important to me. They are also dye-free, being a natural off-white color.
When I received my package, I was really excited to try the dryer balls right away since I had never used any before. The kids of course thought they were toys and ran away with them for a short while to toss them back and forth. Thankfully I got them back! Since they are handmade, no 2 are the same and they may vary in size somewhat. I immediately washed a load of laundry (with 4 kids, laundry is never ending, so I had no trouble finding dirty clothes.). I threw the balls into the dryer with the washed clothes and started up the dryer. You can use as many dryer balls as you want at a time. Since I almost always have large loads to wash, I always use all 6. When your dryer is running, you can hear a light thumping in there (or at least I did). It’s not at all unpleasant. They are quiet enough that you could run a dryer load and the sound of the dryer balls will not wake anyone up. If you have a million year old dryer that sounds like it’s falling apart, well, then that’s another story. I was pleasantly surprised to find that drying time was reduced a bit! Since I wash so many clothes at a time, it always seems to take forever to dry them.
These are supposed to help reduce static. I don’t normally have this issue, however I did notice that sometimes the dryer balls would stick to some clothes when I pulled them out of the dryer. They also of course get mixed in with the clothes and fall into the floor, which the kids always love.
Overall, I have no real complaints about Woolzies Dryer Balls. They are a great alternative to tennis balls or other chemical-laden dryer balls or fabric softeners, as they are an all-natural product made only from wool. I use them with every load of laundry that I dry, and actually I keep them in the dryer at all times. I lose things easily, so this works best for me. You can also scent the dryer balls with essential oils to scent your laundry naturally.
Woolzies Dryer Balls are available to purchase for $34.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling. They are guaranteed to last for at least 1000 loads, so that’s just 4 cents per load! I’ve only had mine for about a month, and they’re only showing some pilling.
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