Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb
I’m probably the last person in the civilized world to learn this — and if you’ve known it forever, just mosey on down the road, trying not to snicker too loudly — but laundry is lots more fun when using wool balls!
What are wool balls?
They’re about the size of a tennis ball, white wool in material, and are designed as a natural, reusable fabric softener for the laundry.
Now for years, I’ve bought those dryer sheets that supposedly smell good and make your laundry soft, less clingy, and less wrinkly.
And I thought they were doing a good job.
Because my clothes did smell good, and things felt soft enough.
But recently, I read online that there’s some kind of chemical in dryer sheets. Something that coats your clothing with a greasy substance and actually makes your towels less absorbent.
How many loads of laundry have I done over my life to date? And I never realized I was putting nasty chemicals onto my clothing and linens via dryer sheets.
No wonder I have allergies!
So when I read about the wool balls, I knew I had to give them a try.
I bought a two-pack and tossed them into the dryer with a full load of clothes.
They made an interesting thumping noise when they hit the sides of the drum, but generally, I didn’t find that annoying. I kind of liked the idea they were rolling around in there, separating the washed items so they’d dry more efficiently, thus saving electricity and money.
When the timer sounded, I opened the dryer, and my clothes were soft. Towels were fluffy and absorbent. No static cling. No wrinkles. And not much lint produced on the screen-thing.
And I didn’t have to search all over the place for that wadded-up dryer sheet either.
Yep, I’m a happy customer.
Now it’s your turn — have you heard of wool balls? Have you tried them?