Re-purpose Scratchy Yarn into Dryer Balls

I’m not sure if you have heard of or know what “dryer balls” are, or how to re-purpose your old, scratchy real wool yarns that are just too scratchy to make anything with into little felted balls that will save you time and electricity while doing your laundry, but I am about to share this with y’all!  I’ll be making some this weekend!

I recently came across this lady’s website, and have to say, I’m totally addicted to her homemade items and solutions for everyday problems and her tips to help you re-purpose and create useful things from items that may have lost their original value.  I read her blog/tip every day because I’ve subscribed to her daily tips, and each time find out something new and useful.

Her name is Jillee (Jill Nystul), and she is selling a book about her journey to where she is today, and she also sells the kid’s book which is featured on the right hand side of our The Spinner’s Husband page, teaching them some useful philosophies and tips for getting through life more successfully.

So, special thanks to her for the article I would like to share with you today!

In this article she shows us how to take real wool yarn that may be a bit scratchy, or that you aren’t really crazy about, and turn it into dryer balls.  It could even be a great stash buster, because you can also use up all your real wool yarn remnants to make them, since they are only going in your dryer anyways.

The reason dryer balls are so fantastic, is that you throw them in the dryer with your wet laundry, and they take the place of dryer sheets in taking the static out of your clothing, softening it, and fluffing it up nicely to prevent wrinkled laundry.  They also cut down on drying time, which saves you money, and in the course of a year you may use through 3 or 4 dryer balls, but will have saved yourself roughly the cost of buying 500+ dryer sheets!  It’s a total win/win!

Of course in another one of her posts she also explains how to make homemade dryer sheets that are reusable, and I have tried them and love them very much; so much so that I have made another batch of them, and use them religiously, because I just like having my laundry scented.  She also suggests putting a couple drops of a scented essential oil of your choice on the dryer balls to do the same thing.  I am going to make her recipe for homemade laundry soap soon as well to save a few extra shekels that I can then spend on wool!!!

So, if you are interested and would like to re-purpose some scratchy yarn, without further ado, you can read her dryer ball instruction post by clicking here, and I also encourage you to have a look around while you are on her site and discover her for yourselves!  You won’t regret it!

Be Well Friends!

Laura & Bruce

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