Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wooly Rounds Review and Giveaway

A few weeks back, I was contacted by Cyndi the creator and owner of Wooly Rounds, to review her product!  I was so excited to do this review since I have been hearing so much buzz about wool dryer balls but hadn’t had the chance to try them yet.

Wool Dryer balls are one of those “why didn’t I think of that” inventions.  By rolling wool yarn into a ball and meticulously felting it, you have a time and energy saving dryer ball.  Wool dryer balls can cut down on dryer time (decrease your electric or gas bill), soften, and cut down on static cling.  These are all wonderful uses especially for cloth diapers which you do not want in the dryer too long, you cannot use fabric softener on, and the static cling of cloth wipes on microfiber is annoying to say the least!  Wool dryer balls cure all of these problems!!!  The most important being that dryer balls cut down on dry time and can save you a ton of money!

Wooly Rounds is one maker of wool dryer balls!  Right from the package, I was amazed at the quality of the balls.  I have never used dryer balls before, but I was still amazed at how tightly bound the yarn was and how well felted the ball was; I could barely make out the lines of the yarn.  The ball is also quite solid and firm, not soft and squishy like I thought it would be.

The dryer test.  The Wooly Rounds held up wonderfully in the dryer.  I have been using these balls in my laundry for over a month and they still look as they did right from the package.  The balls are so well constructed and put together that not one single piece of yarn has come loose or out of place.

And the results.  I am extremely pleased with how these balls helped my laundry.  They cut down on the static cling tremendously.  I used these balls in our clothing laundry as well as my cloth diapers and the difference in softness and static is amazing!  I also noticed a HUGE decrease in my dryer run time which is a big bonus!  I was not expecting such a large difference in the run time, but it really did make a difference!  I love that something so simple can make a huge difference in how much my electric bill is!

My only complaint, and I feel this will be true with any dryer balls, is the noise.  It did not matter how large or small my load was or how many or few balls I used, there was the THUMP THUMP of the dryer balls going around the dryer.  If my washer and dryer were in my basement, this would be no biggie.  But, my washer and dryer are in our second floor bathroom next to our master bedroom and right across the hall from Miss A’s bedroom.  I had to be careful to either not use the dryer at night/nap or not use the dryer balls.

Overall, I love these dryer balls!  They are such a smart and simple idea but they make such a huge difference in your laundry and your wallet!

Total Stars: ★★★★★  

You may purchase wool dryer balls directly from Wooly Rounds here or Giveaway below!


For one extra entry in this giveaway, name the 5 brands of diapers show in this photo.  Answers will be posted when winner is announced.