Here’s a project that will help you save on electricity from your dryer and eliminate the need for fabric softener, which has harmful chemicals and perfumes. Fabric softener can be expensive, isn’t recommended for certain articles (towels, cloth diapers) because it reduces absorbency, and it can leave a film on your clothing or irritate your skin.
Wool dryer balls are simple to make and can cut your drying time by 25 to 50 percent by separating clothing and allowing warm air to circulate more evenly (saving you money and reducing that annoying static shock!).
Wool dryer balls are simple to make while you’re watching television, environmentally friendly and will last about five years. And if you use recycled wool (old unused yarn or deconstructed sweaters) you help the planet by keeping it from the landfill.
For best results, use four to six wool dryer balls per load of laundry.
To make these balls, use wool yarn, wool roving or a deconstructed old wool sweater or two. Or use inexpensive wool yarn I find at craft stores using 40% off coupons that come weekly in the newspaper. For complete directions, click on the following link: