Since we're in the middle of winter, the air tends to be really dry. The furnace at my house seems to run quite a bit, so the air seems extra dry and static electricity seems to be running rapid. Shauna with Bouncing Woolies recommended dampening the wool dryer balls if they appear to be "staticy" and then simply toss them back in the dryer.
If you're the crafty type and have a little free time, I found an in-depth tutorial on making your own dryer balls. If you whip up some, let me know how it goes! Or you can be like this "chic momma" and purchase some of your own wool dryer balls from the mommas at Bouncing Woolies and SomerKnits!
Here's an extra little nugget for you. Simply adding 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash will also soften your clothes and help reduce static cling. Plus, vinegar whitens, deodorizes and disinfects. Wait. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "But won't my clothes smell like a salad dressing?" Now, when I clean with vinegar, yes, there's a smell of vinegar. However, the smell dissipates quickly and then my home just smells clean. T he same will apply to your clothing. At first, your washing machine will smell of vinegar, but again, the smell will dissipate and your clothing will smell just clean. If you want to smell flowers and other garden delights, go pick some fresh flowers and herbs!
So, how many of you use wool dryer balls? Do you have a favorite brand? Do any of you use vinegar in your laundry routines?
Toni The Chic Momma