Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Homemade Dryer Balls (Or Refurbishing the Ones That You Have)

The wool dryer balls that I purchased several years ago were in bad shape and no longer effective in cutting down on dryer time. 

My first instinct was to just throw them away and buy more, so I put them in the trash can that I keep near the dryer. I use it to put lint in that I clean from the dryer screen.

As I sat down at the computer to start looking for new dryer balls, and, with times being what they are, I wondered what instructions could be found online for making homemade dryer balls.

In exploring the possibilities I came across this site:

Instead of ordering new dryer balls I decided to make my own.

Instead of starting totally from scratch, I decided to retrieve and refurbish the dryer balls that I already had that were falling apart. 

This was the end result...

By inserting a falling-apart dryer ball inside of a first sock, then, twisting, and folding over, then inserting the whole thing inside of a second sock (turning inside-out, if necessary, to make them come out right), twisting, folding over, and whip-stitching the edge down, I got a whole new dryer ball and the old dryer ball just added extra weight, which should add to the savings even further.

I repeated the process with each of the other five dryer balls that I had retrieved from the trash and ended up with half a dozen newly refurbished dryer balls at no cost using items already on hand. 

That's a savings of $30.00 over dryer balls previously purchased and I'd say that's a win-win all the way around! 

Until next time...

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