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Preparing for Baby Giveaway! Woolzies Dryer Balls to get baby laundry soft and ready!

January 8, 2013

We are preparing for baby! Nesting is in full swing in our house! That means a lot of laundry. We are prepping diapers, rearranging furniture and washing new little baby clothes! To get those baby clothes super soft and chemical free we have turned to Woolzies!

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Woolzies Dryer Balls are made from 100% New Zealand Wool. They are handmade in the Democratic Republic of Nepal. This gives a steady source of income for the needy women of that developing region! They are owned by Soft By Nature which is based in the Hudson Valley area of New York.

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Why use dryer balls?

Dryer balls are all natural, reduce drying time, and soften your clothes (and diapers) without any nasty chemicals! While the dryer balls are in your dryer they increase the movement in against your clothes fluffing them more thoroughly to reduce wrinkles and make your fabrics softer than ever! The absorbency of the wool also helps reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load of clothes or diapers! Sometimes by 25%. The bottom line is that dryer balls save you money and are better for you!

Conventional fabric softeners contain harsh chemicals that are not only unhealthy but are also breaking down the fibers in your clothes! If you combine the need to replace your clothes more often with the cost of buying fabric softener repeatedly your are paying a lot of money when you don’t need to. Woolzies Dryer Balls last for at least 1000 loads of laundry!

Preparing for our new baby!

I was always taught to wash clothes before you wear them, even brand new ones. Especially before you put them on a baby’s sensitive skin! In the past we have bought the detergents especially made for babies. These are less harsh but still contain fabric softeners and chemicals.

To prepare our clothes we are using all natural detergent and to make them super soft we are using our Woolzies Dryer Balls! Normally I would post details on how to use a product to get the most out of it but these dryer balls really need no instructions! You simply put them in your dryer! We leave them in the dryer for every load of clothes, blankets and cloth diapers! They require very little maintenance  if you feel they are wearing out a little you could simply put them in a clean sock and wash and rinse them in hot water with detergent and dry them thoroughly.

One tip I just saw on the Woolzies Facebook page is to make a ball of aluminum foil and put it in the dryer with the ball to reduce or eliminate static!

Our Experience:

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We have been using the Woolzies Dryer balls for a couple of weeks and I have really noticed a difference in the softness of our clothes! I love the fact that they are all natural and I am not introducing chemicals into my baby’s new clothes! As for drying time, I would say it cuts about 10 minutes off of the drying time for each load, depending on the size of the load and what type of fabrics are in it. That doesn’t seem like a lot but when you do an average of 2-3 loads of laundry (including cloth diapers) that adds up to over an hour a week of electricity savings!

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I also noticed that the Woolzies Dryer Balls are a little bit larger than other brands I have used in the past. However they also seem to be lighter in weight. I’m not sure how that works out but it seems to make a difference. The bigger size helps the softness of the clothes significantly and the lighter weight seems to help them move more freely in the dryer. And they are also quieter!

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The Giveaway!

You can win a 6 pack of Woolzies Dryer balls in the Preparing for Baby giveaway! This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on January 18th! Please be sure to read the rules on the rafflecopter form! Good Luck!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RAFFLECOPTER FROM

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. Tania Swieder permalink
    January 8, 2013 7:44 pm

    Im dieing to try theses Dryer balls i made my own not to long ago but they unraveled and never felted!! it was horrible!!

  2. Liana W. permalink
    January 8, 2013 7:50 pm

    I have not tried wool dryer balls, yet, but have been itching to do so! :)s

  3. Abbey permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:24 am

    I have been wanting to try these – my son breaks out from dryer sheets

  4. Elizabeth Volker permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:30 am

    I have the plastic dryer balls but they don’t seem to do much and we still have a lot of static. I would love to try these and see how much better it can be!

  5. bohohippiemom permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:47 am

    I have never tried these, but would LOVE to! Lori Davis.

  6. Heather permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:15 pm

    Haven’t tried these yet, but I really want to.

  7. Keara B. permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:27 pm

    I’ve used plastic dryer balls, but I’m not crazy about them- don’t like the idea of plastic chemicals. Plus, they fall apart really quickly. I’d love to try Woolzies, especially with my cloth diaper laundry!

  8. Amanda N. permalink
    January 9, 2013 8:58 pm

    I have tried dryer balls and I love them! I’ve been giving them to all my friends and family for Christmas. 🙂

  9. Theresa J permalink
    January 10, 2013 2:10 am

    I have never tried them before

  10. Lindsay Garcia permalink
    January 10, 2013 7:04 pm

    I haven’t tried dryer balls but have always wanted to!

  11. Lily Ivey permalink
    January 12, 2013 1:43 am

    I actually have Woolzies and love them. They are a really nice size and I love the all natural color.

  12. Anne W. permalink
    January 12, 2013 1:11 pm

    I haven’t tried dryer balls before, but they sound great.

  13. sjean423 permalink
    January 12, 2013 8:09 pm

    i have used the rubber ones, but want to try these

  14. Neva hurlbut permalink
    January 13, 2013 5:24 pm

    Never tried them before

  15. valerie permalink
    January 13, 2013 7:44 pm

    i have tried other brands but would love to try some woolzies

  16. Rachel permalink
    January 13, 2013 9:10 pm

    I’ve never tried wool dryer balls, but I do use the plastic ones.

  17. Chelsea O. permalink
    January 13, 2013 11:01 pm

    They are in my dryer right now 🙂

  18. Joanne Gregory permalink
    January 14, 2013 8:58 am

    I have never tried them but am always up for something new. Sounds like they would be a green and thrifty laundry asset.

  19. January 15, 2013 1:37 pm

    I have tried them. I’ve even made my own.

  20. January 16, 2013 8:57 am

    I love wool dryer balls. 5 does the job in my dryer.

  21. January 16, 2013 6:08 pm

    I have a couple of dryer balls and they work great!

  22. Sarah Hayes permalink
    January 17, 2013 10:46 am

    Ive never tried them but Id love to!

  23. Rebecca Rushton permalink
    January 18, 2013 10:19 am

    I have tried dryer balls and they work great!

  24. tiffany c permalink
    January 18, 2013 2:40 pm

    i really want to try these!

  25. January 18, 2013 2:49 pm

    I haven’t tried wool dryer balls yet but I’m determined to get some soon. I’m not buying more dryer sheets when I run out.

  26. January 18, 2013 4:54 pm

    I haven’t tried them, but everyone keeps telling me to give them a try!

  27. Breanne Tennant permalink
    January 18, 2013 5:14 pm

    I haven’t tried them

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