We're not fans of fabric softeners -- either the liquids or the sheets -- but we also dislike formerly soft clothes that come out of the dryer with that telltale crunch. And now that there's a baby in the house, skin allergy-inducing chemical cleaners are verboten.
So we were interested to read that tossing a pair of bumpy balls into the dryer can yield the same results, without toxins, allergens, or landfill.
posted originally from: AT:San Francisco
It makes sense; we've used tennis balls in the dryer before to keep pillows fluffy. (It's always worked beautifully, 'cept for that one time the balls pushed all the filling to one side of a pillow. So the little spikes actually seem like an improvement.)
The balls apparently also shorten load time by creating air pockets, which help circulate air through your laundry more efficiently.