I know I have told you in the past that my husband and I are 'those people' who eat an organic, vegetarian diet and try to always do our part to leave nothing but footprints on this great earth. We are always looking for ways to make our daily tasks have less of an impact on the environment and when I find a simple easy way to do that I like to share it with you! - especially when you can save money doing it too!
Now you know lately I have had a bit of a yarn obsession, I just want to sit around all day making pretty things with yarn and that lead me to Mountain Meadow Wool. While I haven’t used their wool as of yet, not yet, I found that they offer a home line of products that includes Wool Dryer Balls!
I have heard of these in passing and not put much thought into it, but when I read that it could cut your drying time 25 to 50% I was very intrigued. I mean really that is a pretty drastic cut and one you should be able to notice in your electric consumption, which means lower bills and less wear and tear on the world and your expensive machines!
Plus since these awesome balls soften your fabric naturally you don’t have to worry about using those nasty drier sheets with their headache inducing chemicals! Did I share that with you? We had a dryer sheet mishap and have since banned them from the house. Poor Andrew had such a headache the whole time the opened box was in the house until we pinpointed it and removed them. Needless to say until these wool balls arrived I was just dealing with static electricity in my less than soft clothes.
Back to even more reasons why these are awesome. They are hypoallergenic, which is a must since me and Andrew seem to be allergic to most everything. And I really love that they are handcrafted in the US right in Wyoming. Wool is a renewable, natural, and sustainable resource so you can feel as good as your clothes do. Oh and they came in a great little eco bag that is perfect for washing your delicate things in!
Now then how do they compare to a dryer sheet? Aside from not putting toxic chemicals in your air, they are just as easy to use, you just toss them in the dryer with your clothes. They remove static electricity, yay, finally! They also soften my clothes perfectly and here’s a huge bonus they last until you lose them! You save money on electricity and you save a small fortune in dryer sheets, which can be expensive! I know the ones I used to use were.
All my lovely readers need to run over to Mountain Meadow Wool and check out not only these great dryer ball but also the hoodies, and blankets, and I know I have a lot of crafty readers, so make sure you browse the whole site and see all of the yarns as well. You can also connect with hem on Facebook, Twitter and Ravelry to stay up to date on new products and special offers!
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