Have a ball doing laundry: review of Woolzies Dryer Balls

This is a bit of a departure for me, reviewing a product that isn’t a book, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to try and then review Woolzies Dryer Balls.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen the box came in the mail, I actually found an excuse to do laundry because I couldn’t wait to test these out. I was almost giddy with excitement. Over the past year, I’ve been slowly greening my laundry habits. Last summer, I washed clothes only when I was sure the sun would shine for most of the day so I could hang them out to dry, and I switched from liquid fabric softener to vinegar. This winter, though, I continued using dryer sheets, something I don’t really think much about, but as I’m learning more about environmental hazards to our bodies, I’m rethinking the products in my house.

So, when an alternative presented itself, I couldn’t resist.

What’s great about these dryer balls?

Well, for starters, they’re 100 percent wool. No chemicals. No dyes. Just hand-spun New Zealand wool.

Second, they’re guaranteed for 1,000 loads of laundry. I don’t even want to keep track of how many days/weeks/months/years that is.

Third, if you buy a box for $34.95, you’re spending like 3 cents per load to dry your clothes and you don’t have to feel guilty about what’s rubbing off on your clothes.

Fourth, my clothes are drying faster. The first load I tested with these, I set the dryer for 50 minutes for a load that would usually take 70 minutes or more. When I pulled the clothes out and they were dry, I declared to my husband: “We are never buying anything else ever again.” I set a load for 40 minutes to see just how low I could go, but that didn’t quite get them dry. I’m averaging 50-60 minutes per load depending on what’s in there, but never more than 70 minutes, which was the minimum for most of our loads before the Woolzies entered our life.

Fifth, you can juggle them. Okay, not really, but they are fun to look at. I sometimes have to dig around in the basket for them, but as long as I see six of them in the dryer when I’m done, I’m a happy launderer.

Are there drawbacks? Sometimes our clothes have a little static in them, but not enough to complain or stop using them.

Seriously, the dryer balls are the best part of doing laundry for me right now.

But you don’t have to take my word for it.

Woolzies wants to give you a free box, too!

Here’s how you can win:

Leave a comment on this blog and tell me why you’d want to try Woolzies Dryer Balls. That’ll get you one entry.

“Like” Woolzies Dryer Balls on Facebook (and let me know) and you’ll get another entry.

Follow Woolzies on Twitter (again let me know you did) and you’ll get another entry.

Share about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, whatever and tell me you did) and you’ll get another entry. Click to Tweet.

Four chances to win. I’ll close the contest on Sunday, March 10, and pick a winner in the evening. If you win, I’ll need your mailing address to pass along to Woolzies, who will send you your prize. Sound like fun?

It’s a ball!


71 thoughts on “Have a ball doing laundry: review of Woolzies Dryer Balls

  1. So I liked them on FB, followed them on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway. Their FB page says they’re okay for those with wool sensitivities, which I have, so I would love to see if it’s true. Everything I’ve read on the environment for years has said to give up dryer sheets, but I’m kind of addicted. Could these break the addiction?

    • I was skeptical until I tried them. I think more and more I’m just in awe of the way God uses creativity in what He has made and what is available naturally that we can use every day. Thanks for entering and sharing!

  2. I would like to try them with my cloth diapers. The liners take forever to dry and I think these would really help!

  3. I liked Woolzies on FB. I don’t twitter or is is tweet on twitter…anyhoo, I don’t have an account. I’m curious to try Woolzies as I have read many blogs on how well they work in the dryer. I like the idea of cutting down on drying time and that they are chemical free. Would love to get a free sample.

  4. I like them on facebook. Also I would love to have my clothes dry faster, and be soften. I have a husband who works in construction (metal fabritcation) and an infant so i do ALOT of laundry.

  5. Liked, Followed, and Tweeted! I would really, really, love to have these! My apartment complex just told me they no longer allow clothes lines on the patios so I am using the dryer more now for my cloth diapers. These would make me a little happier when using my dryer!!

  6. I love how Woolzies are all natural. I like their page on Facebook, follow them on twitter and that’s how I found out about your page.

  7. I like that they are all natural and that they are scent free…don’t forget no static (or so they say!). would love to try them!!

  8. I think Woolzies sound like a great idea, and I’d like to try them for lots of reasons: Easy to use, save money, save energy, and all natural.

  9. I have been looking at trying dryer balls for the past few months. I am getting ready to start cloth diapering my daughter in a few days, and thought dryer balls would be a helpful for all our other clothes so chemicals are left hanging around the dryer.

  10. I would like to try them because they don’t use any chemicals and would be more cost effective than dryer sheets. I don’t use dryer sheets on my daughter’s clothes but am have some static issues now.

    I also like Woolzies on facebook.

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