{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 17

This month I am participating in the nester's {31 Days} challenge.  My topic for the month is Back to Basics.  If you would like to follow along you can find all of my posts here.

Yesterday I shared my recipe for homemade laundry soap.  However, washing is not the only part of cleaning your clothes.  There is also the drying that is very important!  Around the same time I started making my own laundry soap, I stopped using dryer sheets.  The main reasons were all of the ones listed in this article.  I had not found an alternative that made sense for me.  That was before I found http://woolzies.com/.

Woolzies Dryer Balls naturally soften your clothes and they also reduce the drying time by 25%.  And most important to me, eliminate wrinkles and reduce static.

I absolutely love these!  They are 100% pure New Zealand wool, so I know there are no harmful chemicals.  I was not entirely sure what to expect, but from the first load that went through my dryer I was sold.  Reducing the amount of time the laundry takes to dry is a huge bonus for me.  I sometimes feel like I am doing laundry all day long, and a lot of that time is waiting for the clothes to dry. 

Reducing static is also a big plus in my book.  During the winter, our home is so dry.  We constantly pull clothes out of the dryer in static clumps.  Anything that will help get rid of the shock value from our clothes is good!

All you need to do is throw the 6 dryer balls into your dryer, and then dry your clothes as normal.  They make a muffled sound while being tossed about, but honestly, I cannot hear it over the craziness going on in the rest of my home!

Now for the great part for you all!  Woolzies has generously offered one of my readers a package of 6 Woolzies Dryer Balls.  Please just leave a comment below!


  1. I would love to win these! I have a big problem with static in Winter and usually have to resort to dryer sheets,that I hate to use! Thanks! Darlene

  2. What a generous offer! I tried to make my own with some wool I had on hand, but after a year or two of use, they are no longer at their prime.

  3. Love these! What a great way to reduce the time in the dryer. I have some but good luck to whoever wins! :)


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