We converted to digital phone and bundled our cable services about six weeks ago. It hasn’t worked out too well for us. We can’t use the phone half the time, necessitating an unplanned workout for my cell phone. Plus, we enjoy only intermittent internet access—so much for technological advances.
Anyway, I wrote about making dryer balls in my last post. A number of helpful comments were left about their usage. If you have a chance, give them a read. Today I’m sharing my findings on the functionality of wool dryer balls.
Experiment 1: Cotton Rugs
Usually I wash my cotton bathroom throw rugs and hang them outside to dry in the sunshine. For this experiment, I tossed them in the dryer along with 3 wool dryer balls.
Result: The rugs did indeed dry faster. An added bonus was their “fluffication” factor which I appreciated. No static electricity was noted.
Experiment 2: Street Clothes
A load of clothes was washed and into the dryer they went along with the wool balls.
Result: There was no discernible saving of drying time; I actually had to extend my normal time by 15 minutes. Static electricity was quite unhappily noted.
Experiment 3: Undies
Lingerie was next. I usually do not dry these in the dryer, but held my breath and gave this part of the experiment a go.
Result: Some of my undies clung to the wool balls as though they were newly married. As for static electricity, I absolutely had to say bad words because I zapped myself big time—it’s terrible when your own panties attack you.
Experiment 4: Jeans
Aggravated about the electrostatic shocks inflicted by Experiment 3, I decided to beat the heck out of our jeans in the washer. Further punishment was rendered in the dryer with the wool balls.
Result: The jeans did dry faster, softer, and no electrostatic shocks ensued (maybe they were afraid of me at this point).
I’ll use my wool dryer balls for rugs, towels, and jeans only. Everything else will be cautiously treated in a different way.