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Frugal Tips – Save on Heating With Woolzies Dryer Balls

Electricity can get extremely expensive during the winter months and since we are now in the middle of October it’s time to start thinking of ways to cut down on our electric bill. One of the ways I have found to be successful is through the use of Woolzies Dryer Balls. Woolzies help by cutting down the amount of time our wet clothing is in the dryer. They also help by eliminating the need for dryer sheets.

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You might be wondering what Woolzies are. They are simply balls of wool (pictured above). You place them in your dryer while drying clothes. One ball will last you approximately 1,000 uses. Each box contains 6 balls, so as you can imagine each box gives you a lot of use.

I like that they work. Often you will find a product claims to perform this or that and it doesn’t actually work the ways the box claims. Woolzies Dryer Balls do work and they work great. They cut down my drying time by at least 10 minutes on each load. If you think about that in terms of monthly or even yearly use it is a big savings. I am a family of 4 and we do laundry on Sundays. We normally have 5 loads or more of laundry, keeping in mind that the 14 year old is in charge of doing her own laundry and chooses to do hers whenever she feels like it. If you are just counting the 5 loads each week x 52 weeks that’s 520 minutes a year cut off of our electric bill. It does add up.

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Keeping that in mind I would have to say that these woolzies balls are a great frugal tip so I wanted to share my experience with you. Let’s talk a little bit about why they are so great other then the obvious as stated above.

  • Woolzies do not contain any chemicals in them. They are 100% wool.
  • Even if you have a allergy to wool you can still use these because the wool is not directly touching your skin and there shouldn’t be any wool particles dislodged from the ball.
  • Each dryer ball is completely handmade, so each will be slightly different then the others.

Some things to note with Woolzies Dryer Balls

They do not have a scent which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. It took my a few weeks to get used to not having a strong fragrance on my clothing once out of the dryer.  Since I have asthma it was actually better for me anyway.

Wool can cause static electricity which makes clothing cling to each other. To reduce or even stop it completely you can put all 6 dryer balls in the dryer with a ball of foil about the same size as one of the balls. that’s what I did and it worked.

To purchase the balls you can visit their website here  you can also find them at Walgreens, Bed, Bath & Beyond.

 

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