We’re just going to say it: ditch your dryer softener sheets!
They’re loaded with plastic and chemicals — and there’s an easy swap that’s a lot more fun, saves you money, and works great: dryer balls. Not only are dryer balls a money-saver over time, but they can also speed up your laundry drying time and save money on your energy bill.
If you’re like, “what’s a dryer ball?” — here’s a demo reel we made to help you out.
All you need to do is add a couple of the balls to the dryer on your next laundry day, and you’re good to go. Miss the smell of your favorite dryer sheets? Just tap a drop or two of essential oil onto your dryer balls and enjoy a scented laundry experience.
If we’ve convinced you, here are our favorite three brands to help you save time and money on your next load of laundry.
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Friendsheep Busy Bees Eco Dryer Balls
Dryer balls shaped like bumblebees? We’re in! These bees are an organic fabric softener handmade with New Zealand wool. Friensheep offers other animal options or plain dryer balls too. Pick your fave! Just throw in and start your load — that’s it.
Package Free Dryer Balls
Package Free dryer balls are made from 100% compostable wool, meaning they won’t create waste at the end of their (long!) life. They also help reduce static, wrinkles, and drying time.
Sunseeke Silicone Dryer Balls – 4 cacti
If you’re looking for a vegan, non-wool option, these are great. They are made from food-grade BPA-free silicone and will last for years. Not only are they incredibly cute but they will also help you save money and energy while drying your laundry. Plus, they reduce static and pull hair off your clothing.
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