Dryer Balls “help prevent laundry from clumping together in the dryer by tumbling between layers and separating fabric. This action allows warm air to circulate better which can even help reduce drying time. The movement of the dryer balls against fabrics can also help fight wrinkles, prevent static and soften clothes.” Maytag
“How long do the dryer balls last?” Jon asked me as we drove home from the post office where I mailed out some of the last Bedlam Farm Dryer Balls.
Viki, who bought my dryer balls for the first time, asked if I had any tips for using them “I’m guessing they wear out over time.” she wrote me.
It’s a good question.
I imagine they would wear out over time, what or who doesn’t? But I’ve been using my dryer balls for two years now and they show no sign of wear.
Except, of course, for the ones that bounce out of the dryer when I pull the clothes out and are later found by Bud who hides under the dining room table and pulls them apart.
I’ve lost two that way.
Carol, who bought a set of my dryer balls two years ago, asked to be put on my list last year for more. But when I contacted her this year she said her dryer balls were in good shape and she didn’t need any.
And to answer Viki’s question about how to use them, all you have to do is put the three dryer balls in the dryer with your clothes. It’s as easy as that. They take the place of dryer sheets.
I love that my dryer balls are long lasting.
They are made from wool that comes from Asher and Issachar. These are the twins that were bottle fed by my shearer Liz then given to me because she didn’t wan to send them to market. They are my most friendly sheep and their wool is a lovely mix of Cormo/Romney and Blueface Leicester.
But that also means that the people who have bought my dryer balls will not need them again or a long time. (Unless of course your dog or maybe even a cat gets a hold of them.)
Although I’m finding that one of the other things about my dryer balls is that they make good gifts. They’re practical, good for the environment and natural. And they come around just in time for the holidays.
Lynda who bought three packs of my dryer balls wrote to me when she received them…
The dryer balls arrived and you really package them nicely! And the photos of the sheep are very special! Lucky you to hang around with them and to benefit from their wool. And now I can share them with my family.
It’s true that you get a bit of my sheep when you buy my dryer balls. Those sheep that many people have been watching all year on my videos and getting to know through my writing and photos.
You get a little piece of Bedlam Farm.
This year I was able to make dryer balls for just about everyone on my list. I don’t know if there will be as big a demand next year. I guess that depends on who else, besides all the people who have already bought them, want some.
If you would like to be put on a list for next fall you can email me at [email protected].