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Old 02-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
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So if we don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets, we may not care for them?

How does a dog eat one?? Yikes!
If you don't use any fabric softener or dryer sheets but feel your clothes and towels are not too stiff, then you probably won't care about having the balls. The balls soften my laundry, but I feel a need for having my laundry softened. I have a really pathetic dryer that takes an eternity to dry, and it takes an eternity with the balls too. I'm not sure that there was any difference in drying time since starting to use the balls. I'm guessing by "eat" they mean "tear apart."

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I've had mine for 3 years now and while they are kinda linty I love them! All of mine are roving
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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This. I use three in the dryer (after using 1/4 cup-ish of apple cider vinegar in the wash as fabric softener) and our clothes are the softest they've ever been!

Our cat likes to find them first and then give them to our dog who likes to eat them. Weird.
Haha. The furry duo. That's so funny.

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If you don't use any fabric softener or dryer sheets but feel your clothes and towels are not too stiff, then you probably won't care about having the balls. The balls soften my laundry, but I feel a need for having my laundry softened. I have a really pathetic dryer that takes an eternity to dry, and it takes an eternity with the balls too. I'm not sure that there was any difference in drying time since starting to use the balls. I'm guessing by "eat" they mean "tear apart."
Nope, they're not stiff at all! I wonder why that is. We use no fabric softener or dryer sheets. I suppose they could be softer, maybe? Sometimes DH's shirts feel a little stiff, but not enough to risk build up on our diapers so we've just done without. Our dryer doesn't take too too long to dry stuff, either.

That makes sense. I was thinking wool would be horrible to swallow!

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I've had mine for 3 years now and while they are kinda linty I love them! All of mine are roving
Good to know! Do you notice a real decrease in drying time at all?
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I have 6 wool dryer balls. If they helpdrying time, its only marginally. They are a pain to dig out of each load of laundry, so I don't use them all that often. They do help with heavy bedding.

PS static isn't a problem in FL, so I can't speak to that.
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Good to know! Do you notice a real decrease in drying time at all?
In my old dryer absolutely, in the new one not so much but they do great things for static and softness
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I have about 15 living in my dryer. I yes vinegar I'm the wash in place of fabric softener. I live in WY and do not have static issues unless stuff gets over dried. The ones that have heard up the best for us are from bouncing woolies. They have lasted about 4 years and are still good as new. Others I have gotten have started falling apart.
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Nope, they're not stiff at all! I wonder why that is. We use no fabric softener or dryer sheets. I suppose they could be softer, maybe? Sometimes DH's shirts feel a little stiff, but not enough to risk build up on our diapers so we've just done without. Our dryer doesn't take too too long to dry stuff, either.

I'm guessing you have soft water. It's much easier to get away without any softening methods w/ soft and non-chlorinated water, imo.
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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.
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I'm guessing you have soft water. It's much easier to get away without any softening methods w/ soft and non-chlorinated water, imo.
Very very hard water, actually!
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