Honestly I thought the idea was cool even before I knew all of the awesome benefits!
So when I came across Kelly from 3 Generations of Designs and saw her lovely hand made wool dryer balls, I knew I had to have a set.
I am pretty sure I danced around the laundry room for a few minutes before realizing that I should probably go attend to that aforementioned stack of laundry.
After a little time had passed and I couldn't stand it any more, I checked on my inserts.
To my amazement, what would have normally been a still damp pile of inserts was fluffy, light, and completely dry.
And did I mention soft? Ohhh they were soooo soft!
I was kind of flabbergasted. I mean honestly. How could five little wool balls do this magic?
The *science* behind the benefits of these wool balls has a lot to do with air flow. As the balls are bouncing around the dryer they are creating gaps and spaces in between the clothes which allows the clothes to dry faster because they aren't just rolling around in a big wet heap. This significantly reduces drying time. I have done several loads since the first and what would normally have taken 60-70 minutes now takes about 30. It is seriously unbelievable the difference they have made.
The wool also helps reduce static electricity and softens clothes like a fabric softener sheet would do but without chemicals. I know, right?! I like the benefit of the scent fabric softener sheets give, so I asked 3 Generations of Designs about scenting the dryer balls. Turns out it is super easy! I had some Tea Tree Oil on hand and simply put a few drops onto one of the balls (you could definitely treat all of the balls but I didn't bother) and toss it back into the dryer. Easy peasy!
I really wish I would have found these guys sooner... But if I had, I wouldn't have crossed paths with 3 Generations of Designs which means I wouldn't have this amazing giveaway lined up for you.
So it worked out, you know?
So about this giveaway: I have a bunch of ways for you to get in on the action. It is mandatory that you like 3 Generations of Designs on Facebook, and make sure you are a follower of my blog. There is a button over on the right side of my page that you can click to become a follower. If you are mobile, you will have to use a computer or visit the full site (non mobile) version of my blog.
Feel free to complete as many or as few of the non mandatory tasks as you would like. There are even a few offered every day.
The winner will receive one set of two dryer balls from 3 Generations of Designs. It is recommended to use 3-5 dryer balls to see maximum effects, and I have 5 and could instantly see the difference, so it is up to the winner if they would like to purchase additional dryer balls from 3 Generations of Designs. If you don't win, don't worry! You can still order wool dryer balls through 3 Generations of Designs' Facebook page!
The contest will end on Mother's Day. As part of my Mother's Day Celebration, I am holding a few giveaways this week, all to end on Mother's Day. That way three lucky moms (or dads... you guys count, too, don't worry!) will all have a nice gift for Mother's Day. All prizes will be shipped out within a week after the prizes have been claimed. Winner has 48 hours after notification to respond and claim their prize. Winner does not pay shipping if they are inside the continental United States. Shipping charges may be required from winners outside of the US. Like Mom Made reserves the right to request shipping from international winners, but may choose to pay shipping costs.
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