Unique Stash Buster: Dryer Balls

comments (8) August 13th, 2008     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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These colorful felted dryer balls will keep your laundry static-free.

These colorful felted dryer balls will keep your laundry static-free.

Photo: CasaSugar.com

If you've ever looked for a soft alternative to PVC dryer balls, search no further than the balls of yarn under your couch. Casa Sugar  has a quick and simple tutorial on how to make your own versions using felted wool yarn and materials you likely already have on hand. The balls will felt even more as you use them, and they'll keep your clothes nice and soft. I think a nice colorful bowl of felted yarn balls would make me smile...even when I'm doing laundry.

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gracie_girl writes: Dear Joanne N...please don't curse yourself...everyone has something they don't know...
Posted: 12:22 pm on March 9th
cableme writes: I'm looking forward to making these. can someone please tell me how they eliminate static cling?
Posted: 7:30 pm on November 13th
luckiezoo writes: I use tennis balls in the dryer which seem to work very well. I think your idea is more colorful though.
Posted: 10:11 am on August 17th
LindaPermann writes: Joannie,
Don't worry, I hadn't heard of dryer balls either till my mom raved about them. Basically, they are supposed to bounce around in the dryer and fluff up your towels (and apparently eliminate static cling, too). There's some debate about whether they actually work (referring to the pvc kind here), but, i think the felted ones are a fun idea for the loads where you don't want to use softener.
Posted: 2:32 am on August 14th
Joannie_N writes: Forgive me sounding stupid but I have no idea what dryer sheets are for but I put one in the dryer with every load. Would this replace the dryer sheet? I wish I weren't such an idiot.
Posted: 11:38 pm on August 13th
SusanElizabeth writes: Well, who would have thought!
Posted: 3:56 pm on August 13th
LindaPermann writes: I know- I want to go make some right now. We finally live in a place with our very own washer/dryer--time to celebrate!
Posted: 3:50 pm on August 13th
Deana writes: Oooh! These are really fabulous. I have to make some of these. Thanks Linda!
Posted: 3:45 pm on August 13th
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