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PostSubject: Balls!    Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:02 pm

I've been thinking about trying wool balls instead of softener sheets for drying clothes.
(And who says old farts are opposed to change?)

Anyone here ever try these things?
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:14 pm

I'd be interested to hear how this works. I have not only never tried that I have never heard of that! Does it help with the static?
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:24 pm

I haven't used them yet, Jenni. I think I should clean the dryer sheet film out of the dryer drum first. I've never noticed a problem with static when I don't use softener sheets. Most of our clothing is cotton, and I don't know if there is a static issue with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:08 pm

I just remembered that an old friend - well, his wife - used to put tennis shoes in the dryer to eliminate static cling (yes, they were clean shoes; old but clean). So if shoes worked for static cling, the balls should work.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:20 am

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I think I should clean the dryer sheet film out of the dryer drum first. I've never noticed a problem with static when I don't use softener sheets.
Two good reasons for not using anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:30 pm

Jenni wrote:
I'd be interested to hear how this works. I have not only never tried that I have never heard of that! Does it help with the static?

Jenni,

I finally had the dryer drum cleaned of the softener sheet film and have tried the wool balls.

I really wasn't expecting anything, but I am surprised that they do actually work. The clothes feel softer (without the slick feel imparted by the sheets) and have fewer wrinkles. They also don't cling together, e.g., T-shirts, so are easier to fold. The last load I did is one that I do every week, and it took about twenty-five percent less time to dry than without the balls. That really surprised me.

They are supposed to last for about a thousand loads, so they're cheaper in the long run than softener sheets.

And, of course, your mileage may vary.
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:44 pm

That sounds awesome.
For some reason so many of my outfits seem to collect static and then I hate the scent the dryer sheets carry around. On top of that having pets means that static just helps stick the hair to you better. I'll have to get me a set of balls, lol. (Also I do like putting "set of balls" on my weekly list.)
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PostSubject: Re: Balls!    Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:19 am

You need about a half dozen balls for larger loads, but only three or four for smaller loads. Keep in mind that the balls don't work as well with very large loads in the dryer. My wife is satisfied with the way the clothing feels when it comes out of the dryer, so I can continue using them.

The more I read about the dryer sheets, the less I like them.

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