Dryer balls are a great way to make your laundry more “green!”
Not only can you avoid the nasty chemicals found in most dryer sheets, but you can conserve energy by using wool dryer balls!
Four to six wool balls thrown into your dryer along with a load of laundry can significantly reduce static and decrease drying time, cutting your energy usage!
Maple Hill sells quality, undyed, 100% wool dryer balls made of roving instead of yarn.
Roving is the un-spun wool after it’s been cleaned and carded, and functions as a dryer ball better than yarn because it is able to absorb more and makes for a quieter ball!
I have used cheapo plastic ones and they make a horrible clatter and clunking noise in the dryer as it turns.
I reviewed two, white, unscented balls, like the ones pictured below, to review.
I loved the look and feel of these and after a couple months of use, they are still in great shape.
They have pilled a bit (as expected) and gathered a little lint, (you can see I used them on a red wash!) but they are holding up great!
Maple Hill suggests having at least four balls per load for smaller loads and around six for larger loads for best results. I suspect this is probably true, since with only two balls, I didn’t see much difference in my drying time with my huge capacity dryer.
I think they did help cut down on the static quite a bit and help keep the clothes fluffed, but otherwise, I didn’t see much benefit and to be honest, was a little disappointed.
If you plan to give these a try, be sure to have 4-6 handy to receive maximum benefits. I truly believe that these dryer balls from Maple Hill are of the highest quality, but I didn’t get to experience all of their benefits because I was only given two.
You can purchase these at the Maple Hill Dryer Balls website for about $29.99 per 6-pack (large size) and use the coupon code, MamaChocolate10 to get 10% off your purchase. Coupon code expires March 26th, 2012.
(Please note that the coupon code is good for the main website only and not the Etsy shop.)
Maple Hill is also giving away two dryer balls to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader in their choice of scented or unscented!
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