With the new year quickly approaching, I’ve been trying to set some goals and make changes for 2016. One of the biggest changes we will make as a family is to live simple. And by simple, I mean to cut back on the expensive, unnecessary (and unhealthy) things in life. One place I’m going to start is with our laundry. It may seem silly to say that improving my laundry is one of my goals for the new year, but why buy the chemical filled stuff at the store when you can use products that are less expensive and better for our environment? I’ve been making our detergent for quite some time now, but recently kicked the chemical-filled dryer sheets and replaced them with a MUCH better option. These bumGenius Wool Dryer Balls are not only cute and fun to use, but they are safe, cut my drying time in half, and save me money! Here’s why I love these bumGenius dryer balls and why they are a necessity in our household.
Safe – Dryer sheets are FULL of terrible chemical that are unsafe and have been known to cause a number of problems. These balls are 100% wool, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, which are SO safe to use for kids with sensitive skin!
Long lasting – bumGenius Wool Dryer Balls come in packs of four and are made to last. No need to continuously buy dryer sheets — these balls will last for many, many cycles.
Savings! Dryer balls will save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a few years. Sure, dryer sheets are cheap, but wool dryer balls are less than $25 for a set of four, and also reduce drying time by up to 20%. No more expensive electric or gas bills from needing to run your dryer a few cycles.
Fresh – Aside from all of the amazing things these dryer balls do, my favorite thing about them is that they leave clothes feeling so soft and fresh! I even add a few drops of essential oils to the dryer balls to give the clothes a nice smell! Soft and static free!!