Normally, I'm the last kid on the block to know about neat, new stuff. But in this case, I guess it pays to be a "Gadget-Freak".
I read about Dryer Balls in a catalog. First of all, I LOVE catalog shopping. No driving, no fighting for a decent parking space, no crowds. Shoot, I don't even have to get DRESSED. I can sit on the couch in my Jammies, prop my feet up, and browse to my heart's content. And for a small shipping and handling fee, I can have whatever I desire delivered right to my door!
Anyhoo, dryer balls are hard, rubber-like balls, about the size of tennis balls, covered with little studs. when placed in your dryer, they tumble amongst your clothes keeping them seperated. This allows the air to circulate more freely through your items which cuts down on the drying time. Since the dryer is one of the big electricity suckers in your home, this has the effect of cutting down on your utility bills. Somehow, they also lower the amount of static that builds up in your dryer load, so you don't have to use as many fabric softner sheets.
Except, with 'delicates' and items with a high nylon/synthetic content. They still need fabric softner.
Anyhoo...I was soooo excited about these little doobers I told all my friends. Flo told Mair. Mair blogged about it. Flo's sis, Lovi, read about them in Mair's blog and sent me an email wanting more info. I figured if Lovi still didn't know, maybe there were more of y'all out there who needed to know about these "wonder balls'.
So now you know. Git Some!