These magical little spheres can revolutionize your laundry routine. In this blog post, we'll explore seven little-known tips and tricks for Wool Dryer Balls that will help you maximize their effectiveness and take your laundry game to the next level.
Our Top Tips
Optimize Drying Time: One of the key advantages of using wool Dryer Balls is their ability to speed up drying time. To make the most of this benefit, ensure that your dryer is not overloaded with clothes. Overcrowding can hinder the circulation of air, slowing down the drying process. For larger loads, consider using an extra set of Dryer Balls to promote better airflow and reduce drying time even further.
Tackle Static Cling: If static cling is a persistent issue, especially during colder months, there are a couple of tricks to combat it. Firstly, ensure that your Dryer Balls are completely dry before each use. Secondly, reduce drying time to avoid over-drying your clothes, which can increase static electricity. Lastly, consider slightly dampening a clean washcloth and tossing it in the dryer with the wool Dryer Balls to help neutralise static.
Use the Right Amount: While it may be tempting to toss in as many wool Dryer Balls as possible, using too many can actually impede their performance. Three Dryer Balls are generally the perfect amount for a regular-sized load, but up to six can be used when your load is larger than usual and in those larger commercial machines you find at the laudromats. Using fewer balls for smaller loads or more for larger ones helps maintain the optimal balance between agitation and airflow, resulting in more efficient drying.
Fluff Up Bulky Items: When drying large and bulky items such as comforters or down jackets, it can be challenging to ensure even drying. To tackle this, strategically place wool Dryer Balls throughout the load. By creating pockets of space, the Dryer Balls will help prevent clumping and promote airflow, resulting in more evenly dried and fluffed-up items.
Avoid Overloading with Delicates: While wool Dryer Balls are generally safe for most fabrics, it's wise to exercise caution when drying delicate items like lingerie or lace. To protect these delicate pieces, place them inside a mesh laundry bag before adding them to the dryer. This will prevent them from getting tangled with the Dryer Balls or experiencing unnecessary friction that could potentially damage them.
- Product Care: To ensure that your wool Dryer Balls last as long as possible, it's important to give them a little TLC. Every few weeks, give your Dryer Balls a quick inspection to check for any signs of wear or loose fibres. If necessary, gently remove any excess lint or pills by hand. If your Dryer Balls become misshapen, simply reshape them by rolling them between your hands. With proper care, your wool Dryer Balls can last for years, over 1000 loads in fact, providing you with countless loads of fresh, soft laundry.
- Don’t Use Essential Oils! Pointed out to us by a fire fighter (we used to recommend oils to fragrance your loads), essential oils and fragrance oils are highly flammable. They are a fire risk if you are using them in the dryer so please don’t add these to your Dryer Balls.
Eco-Wool Dryer Balls are a versatile and eco-friendly alternative to conventional dryer sheets and fabric softeners - plus they save you time and money!
By using these seven little-known tips, you can harness the full potential of your Dryer Balls and level up your drying game, for good. Couple these with a Cora Ball and some Stainless Pegs to revamp your entire laundry routine.