The Fascinating Benefits of Laundry Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls

12 000 five-stars reviews

Wool dryer balls have received over 12,000 five star reviews on the net in recent times with thousands of consumers claiming the balls have dramatically improved the way they dry clothes.

Expensive or Cheap?

The reusable balls, of which come in packs of six, are currently priced at around $15. The balls are made from 100% premium New Zealand wool and contain no synthetic fibers or chemicals, making them suitable for babies and those with sensitive skin.

Do they really work? Or it's just marketing?

The balls reduce drying time, soften and fluff fabric, and reduce static. They also help bed sheets stay untangled during the drying process. The balls work by soaking up excess water and bouncing around the tumble dryer, naturally softening clothes. They also help improve airflow in the dryer which shortens dry time. We all know that shorter drying times mean a reduced power utility bill and this means more savings for you and your household.

The product is estimated to last for over 1,000 loads, typically two to four years, and will not unravel. Another great feature is that its size is optimal for maximum dryer efficiency.

Dryer Balls with Large Towels

Small balls vs heavy towels

When you load a big armful of wet towels into the dryer they will flop and tumble around. Normally fabric will stick together in the dryer, slowing down the drying process.

On the other hand, when you add dryer balls into your clothes dryer the balls will get in-between the towels and clothing.  The balls will separate and pull them apart with their weight.

This, in turn, allows more hot air in and around your laundry helping the dryer to heat your laundry more quickly and suck the evaporated water out of the dryer more efficiently.

This more aerated drying also helps your laundry to feel drier when it comes out of the dryer. Dryer balls work by separating laundry in the dryer so that hot air can circulate more evenly and efficiently.

What this means to you and me is that we can’t dry great big loads of laundry at one time. The dryer balls need room to work.  Only dry loads that are small or medium-sized. If you’re wondering how many dryer balls to use a common amount is 3 of the XL balls per load.

Keep it simple

Simple or complicated?

Grab your dryer balls and just throw them into the dryer along with your laundry. That’s it, your clothes dryer and the dryer balls will do the rest! Keep an eye on your laundry for the first few loads.  Your laundry will dry much faster, and over-drying clothes aren’t very good for them. You will want to replace wool dryer balls approximately every 1,000 loads.

However, you will also know it is time to replace wool dryer balls once they begin to look scraggly. You don’t want chunks of wool fiber to rip off in the dryer. The occasional tissue making it into the dryer to disintegrate is bad enough.


In conclusion, the primary benefits of wool dryer balls are that they help to dry laundry more quickly and are made from all-natural materials. This means they are not harmful to you and they will save you more money and less stress.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published