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.
When 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!