If you have a dryer, then you need these dryer balls. They reduce the drying time needed, reducing your energy consumption and therefore your electricity bill too!
How do dryer balls work? You throw them in the dryer with your washing and then as everything tumbles around the balls get between clothes breaking up clumps and creating more pockets of air. This allows the heated air to get in between your clothes better and for water to evaporate out more efficiently.
For most normal loads of clothes, four dryer balls are sufficient. For heavier and larger loads you may want to try adding more balls.
Your dryer balls may feel damp after being used in the dryer. Pop them somewhere to air dry before putting them away.
The dryer balls may pile a little after several uses. This is perfectly normal and does not effect their use. If you prefer, you can remove the piles with a safety razor, otherwise they can be left as is.
If you need to set a timer on your dryer, then start by reducing the time by 20%. So your usual 1hr 30m load could be set at 1hr 10m instead. If it came out dry, next time try setting it at 1hr, then 50mins, until you find your dryers sweet spot.
Please note: drying times will differ with each machine, load size and types of fabrics.
Want to learn more about these dryer balls from Brolly Sheets? You can visit their website here.
We recently purchased a heat pump dryer and I have been struggling to get a consistent drying result. After reading Kelly's blog on these I got some for home. They do what she said! Provide a really good consistent drying result across a range of fabrics.