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Old 06-08-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Anybody try "wool balls"?

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Yes. They worked poorly. Someone gave me some as a gift and I tossed them after a couple loads. They claim to cut down on drying time but did not nor did they address static. My daughter uses the plastic ones and says they work well. I use fragrance free dryer sheets. But, not due to concerns about anything other than stirring up my allergies.
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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I have NOT added any stuff to drying my clothes for years.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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I stopped using dryer sheets, including those Free & Clear, when they started leaving "bleach" spots on my towels and sheets.

Now, I use nothing at all.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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used them for years: have never had a problem and at this stage in my life I don't think I will worry too much about it. If I were younger, I would or might feel differently.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:08 PM
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Location: Houston, TX
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used them for years: have never had a problem and at this stage in my life I don't think I will worry too much about it. If I were younger, I would or might feel differently.
Same here. My wife uses that Downy crap in the little Downy ball. I tried it and not only did I find it unnecessarily complicated, it didn't work for me as well as dryer sheets do. The Downy ball still left clothes fill of static and it's more expensive than the sheets. But somehow she thinks it's great. So she does hers her way and I do mine my way. And I have not suffered any ill effects.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I only use dryers sheets if I'm drying highly static items...like golf shirts or nylon stuff.
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Mass
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You can use aluminum foil and a tennis ball for dryer sheets to get rid of static cling:

DIY Dryer Balls {A Lazy Mom Tip} | I'm A Lazy Mom
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I use them in the dryer and..... For soaking pans with baked on food. No joke! Cover the bottom of the pan with water... Add a dryer sheet and let it soak for a while.
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I use them and I am not worried about it in the least.
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