DITCH & SWITCHIt can be so simple!
There may be a product lingering in your home that is more of a concern than you might realize. This innocent-looking little product could contain harmful chemicals that are venting into the air, rubbing off on your skin, lingering in your clothes, and other household items. Any guesses? Did you guess dryer sheets?
This is probably one of the simplest switches to make to ditch the yuck and embrace healthier options for you and the environment, all while saving some dough! How? Check out organic wool dryer balls.
With these guys, you are making an awesome earth-friendly choice and can kick both your fabric softener and dryer sheets to the curb. Using dryer balls will help your laundry dry more quickly saving you both time and money on your power bill -- estimates range between 30-40% less drying time per load when using multiple dryer balls. Save even more money never having to re-buy those other products again. And most importantly, you are reducing your family’s chemical exposure through their clothes, sheets, towels, cloth diapers, etc.
We love that they are re-usable and never expire (though they may try to roll away when you unload the dryer, keep an eye out). In addition to organic wool, we also like the XL dryer ball size to make sure they get lost less often. You can find quality dryer balls at your local farmers’ market or artisan events. Otherwise, these are my favorites!
We have up to six in every load to quietly bounce around and help remove all the static. One note for a new dryer ball convert, over-drying will also cause static, so monitor your drying time and reduce the heat setting since you won’t need those higher temps like you once did with this awesome laundry hack!