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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dryer Tip: Foil Ball

I normally try to avoid using my dryer, but there are times when I’m in a rush or for whatever reason do need the dryer, in which case I still don’t want to use dryer sheets…the residue builds up on clothing, reduces absorbency in towels, and can build up film on your lint screen and other interior parts of your dryer.

For the above reasons, I was very grateful when my husband shared this link from Lifehacker. All you need is a tightly wadded ball of foil in the dryer to reduce static in your clothing without having to pay for dryer sheets! I’ve used the same ball for the past several weeks and though it doesn’t completely eliminate static, it decreases the static a great amount and definitely works for me!

I’m linking up to Mommy Club Wednesday, Family Time Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday.


  1. Wow, I have never heard of that. I know that when we have crazy thunderstorms and the cat's fur gets all static-y I just rub him down with a dryer sheet and it helps.

  2. This is cool thank you. I didn't know all of that info. about dryer sheets either- thanks for that too!

  3. Hey that is really cool! I am so going to try this :D Thanks Judy!

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from the Alexa Hop! Have a great week,
    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life!

  5. I've already read about the wool dryer balls. One of my friends said it's basically just coiling wool yarn in a big ball -- haven't tried it though!