5 Reasons You Should Switch To Dryer Balls

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So you’ve heard about dryer balls, but are wondering if they live up to the hype? Dryer balls have a lot of benefits that will make your clothes static- and wrinkle-free without using expensive chemicals. In this blog post, we will go over the top 5 reasons why you should make the switch to wool or plastic dryer balls.

Dryer balls are reusable and will last for years.

Dryer balls are made out of natural materials that can be reused over again without causing harm to the planet or your wallet. You can clean them by simply throwing them in the washing machine with a load of laundry or handwashing soap, rinsing them thoroughly, then letting them air dry. The average dryer ball lasts about two to three years.

Dryer sheets are toxic. 

Single-use dryer sheets are expensive and do not last long before being discarded into a landfill. They add harmful chemicals to your clothes and body. Cotton dryer sheets release chemicals like triclosan, formaldehyde and benzyl acetate. They take years to break down in a landfill! Dryer balls also save time as there is no need to buy replacement sheets every few weeks.

They make your clothes softer

Dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners don't always make clothes softer. Dryer balls will help you get the most out of what your clothing has to offer while also extending their lifespan. The felted wool tumbling around in the laundry with some linens helps them maintain smoothness and keeps your clothes softer than ever.

Dryer balls help your dryer run more efficiently

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When you add dryer balls to your load of laundry, they help prevent the clothes from clumping together. This means that more air can efficiently circulate though the clothes which leads to faster drying! In fact, the dryer balls often retain heat which always helps. All of this fast drying eventually leads to energy and cost savings as an added benefit.

Add your own touch!

Adding essential oils such as lemon or lavender can add a nice fresh scent to your dry clothes! Pick your favorites and mix them up to create your own fun scents. You can also tie a small fabric scrap or ribbon to the dryer ball string for an added decorative touch.

With all the benefits dryer balls provide, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would continue using toxic dryer sheets. Dryer balls are reusable and will last for years. They make your clothes softer and help your dryer run more efficiently with less energy usage than traditional drying cycles. If you want to avoid chemicals that release hazardous fumes into your home every time you use a traditional chemical product or if you want to save money on laundry detergent in the long term, we recommend trying our Basic Goods Dryers Balls today!