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How To Use Smart Sheep Dryer Balls?
How do you recharge wool dryer balls? An easy way of restoring them is to “recharge” your dryer balls by washing them in hot water on a gentle cycle and then dry on high heat. This will regenerate the wool and give the dryer balls a fresh recharge.
How do you use dryer balls? Just spray each ball with water until they are slightly wet or damp. Then throw them in the dryer with your clothes. This will help to create steam in the dryer, which in turn helps to reduce static on clothes. Yay, science!
How many times can you use a wool dryer ball? For small to regular-sized loads, 3 balls are sufficient. For large loads, 6-8 balls, and for extra large loads all the way up to 8-12 balls. The more balls you use, the less time it takes to dry.
My test results revealed that dryer balls effectively reduce drying time by 14% (from 47 minutes and 37 seconds to 41 minutes and 20 seconds) and moderately improve wrinkles. However, dryer balls don’t have any measurable impact, positive or negative, on static cling or softness of clothes.
Dryer balls work in your laundry without essential oils, but many people find that adding a few drops of essential oils to your Wool Dryer Balls before your laundry goes in the dryer is a great way to give your clothing an uplifting scent, as well as making the laundry experience more fun.
Dryer balls removes pet hair from your clothing while you wash and dry your clothes. Dryer balls helps remove fur, hair, lint, dander and other debris on your clothes, bedding, jackets, dresses, blankets, sheets and anything that you wash and dry.
I’d recommend recharging them once every 100 loads or so. Most wool dryer ball manufacturers say their dryer balls will last at least 1000 loads. This means you’ll only need to refresh your dryer balls 10 over their lifetime.
Dryer balls soften clothes and linens naturally by tumbling around with the laundry, smoothing out the wrinkles and softening the clothing. That being said, they work best when the dryer isn’t crammed full. The balls need room to bounce around and circulate inside the dryer tub.
The number of dryer balls you use can be determined by the size of the laundry load you are drying. For small to medium-sized loads, 3 balls should get the job done. For larger loads, you can use 5-7 balls. For extra-large loads, you may want to go as high as 8-12 balls.
Do they actually work? Short answer: yes they do! Dryer balls can dramatically reduce your drying times (sometimes even by 25%!!), they soften clothes, and, if used correctly, they reduce static in your laundry. Wool dryer balls are especially great, because they work silently (contrary to plastic and rubber balls).
Dryer balls are not as effective as dryer sheets at eliminating static and softening clothes. Without added essential oils, dryer balls do not add any fragrance to the laundry. Some customers complain that wool dryer balls can unravel in the dryer, which can cause an annoying mess.
You can put essential oils on your dryer balls, but it is a potential fire risk. However, many people do this with no problem. Essential oils have flashpoints, which is the temperature at which the oils will turn into vapor, with the potential of heat or another ignition source causing a fire.
Store your dryer balls in a dry, dark area.
Sunlight can mess with the fibers of the dryer ball, but the bigger issue is mold. Too much dampness can easily lead to your dryer balls getting moldy. To make things better, storing your balls away from moisture or excess mildew is a must.
Wool Dryer Balls Are Leaving Lint on My Clothes
This can happen with brand-new dryer balls, but should stop after a few loads at the most. If you’ve had your dryer balls for awhile and they’re still leaving lint behind, it’s probably an issue of quality, so try switching to one of the brands mentioned above.
2nd Dryer balls can raise the noise from the dryer when they at times bounce of the steel drum as they tumble around, this is harmless. In a few unusual instances dryer balls could make this worse. If your dryer is less than 10 years old, there won’t be any problem with this.
The scents I recommend trying out first are lavender, lemon, tea tree, and orange. The easiest way to scent your dryer balls is to simply dab a few drops on 2-3 of the balls. Let them dry for about an hour (or quick dry them alone in your dryer) and then toss them in with your laundry.
On average, we recommend you re-scent your dryer balls every 4-5 loads. The strength of the essential oil you use also plays into how frequently you should re-scent your dryer balls.
The two most notable benefits to using dryer balls is that they’re sustainable—lasting for up to 1,000 loads—and they don’t add or take away scent. Your laundry will come out of the dryer smelling exactly like it did going in—no mixing and mingling of scents, no smelly exhaust clouds pumping out your dryer vent.
Place Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls in dryer with fabric and set dryer to desired heat. Try them with a drop or two of pure essential oil for heavenly scented laundry. After the laundry is completely dried, take out 2 of the Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls and apply desired amount of pure essential oil to each ball.
Dryer balls are great, too, and work in a very similar way to tennis balls. The only real main difference between the two is what they’re made out of. Dryer balls come in a variety of different materials like wool, plastic, and rubber, whereas standard tennis balls are made of felt or nylon and rubber.
While plastic balls are not as environmentally friendly as wool varieties, they’re durable and don’t leave behind any fibers in the laundry. Wool dryer balls, on the other hand, are the most durable option and can be combined with essential oils to infuse pleasant scents into your latest load of laundry.
Throw in one or two dryer sheets—one of our favorite cleaning secret weapons. The anti-static properties of the dryer sheets will help repel the hair and catch it in your dryer’s lint trap. Set the dryer for about 10 minutes on low heat or no heat.
Add a half-cup of white vinegar to the machine’s rinse cycle. Vinegar is a natural fabric softener that helps relax fabrics and loosen the pet hair. Clean your washer by running a wash cycle without laundry. After the cycle ends, wipe down your washer tub with a wet cloth.
These dryer balls are a great alternative to dryer sheets. Throw them all in your dryer to help your load dry. ♥For a light scent sprinkle the dryer balls with essential oils as desired.