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Old 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #21
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I think wool is actually less flammable than your clothes lint...I read that somewhere lol.

I like them but like Denelle, the round up was such a pain! Ill buy them again though.
I can make my DS round them up, lol. I guess they just aren't worth the investment right now, though. Sounds like I might do better to get a $20 drying rack from Ikea.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #22
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Very very hard water, actually!
Well, that is a mystery then. I know a mom told me that with her particular detergent (I think Charlie's) she has no need for fabric softener. So maybe it is your detergent? I went without anything for softening for a year, but some of my clothes just felt *awful.*
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I have six felted ones. This way if one or two disappear into the sheets before I get everything sorted and folded, I still have enough for the next load.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #24
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Well, that is a mystery then. I know a mom told me that with her particular detergent (I think Charlie's) she has no need for fabric softener. So maybe it is your detergent? I went without anything for softening for a year, but some of my clothes just felt *awful.*
I'm starting to wonder if I'm missing out on some soft laundry! We use Tide F&G.

I want dryer balls but they seem more like for fun.
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I made mine too big and they are so heavy they open the dryer and it stops working...no fun
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I used to use them, but realized that they did nothing to drying time & fluffiness. All they did was make a lot of noise. All of mine were WAHM ones that were yarn. several had roving felted onto the outside. the roving on those slowly wore off & they got bald spots. I once had one come apart in my dryer WHAT A MESS. I chucked all of them in the trash.
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Mine definitely soften and reduce but do not eliminate static. But if the drying time was your aim, yes, they are just "for fun."
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I'm sad for no new fluff related mail but also glad you ladies saved me $45.
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IMO they do not work at all, though they are cute.
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Stay away from the yarn ones...when they come apart, they make a huge mess. They do seem to cut down static a bit, but no effect on drying time. Best thing to cut down dry time for diapers was to throw a heavy towel into the dryer to help tumble everything.
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