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What Are the Different Names and Variations of Dryer Balls?

tennis ball used as a dryer ball


Dryer balls can be labelled in many different ways, and there are many variations and types of dryer balls. Here is a list of some of the different names dryer balls go by:

  • Laundry softener
  • Fluff and tumble dryer balls
  • Laundry balls for dryer
  • Tumble drying balls
  • Dryer fluff balls
  • Dryer softener balls
  • Fabric Soften balls
  • Tumble dryer softening ball

How do dryer balls work?

Essentially, dryer balls are used in place of dryer sheets, and even fabric softener. They reduce drying time and static cling and can be a more economical, green option. Dryer balls can be made with many different materials such as plastic or wool. But, some variations are more effective, safer, and natural than others.

Wool dryer balls are made with natural materials and do not harm fabrics or leave clothes smelling like plastic. Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls are made with 100% New Zealand wool; they are all-natural making them safe to use around children and pets. There is no need to worry if your dog of toddler grabs it and plays with it.

Another advantage to using wool dryer balls that may not be as obvious is that they can help keep sheets, and other large items, untangled. They can also save your dryer from the residue that can be left behind from chemically-based projects.

Can you use tennis balls as a replacement for dryer balls?

The information that tennis balls can be used as dryer balls is misleading. While tennis balls may seem like a good option, they can do damage to both your dryer and your clothes. Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls can last for 2-5 years and are a green option that will not cause damage to your clothes or drying machine.

Check out Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls to learn more about the advantages of using wool dryer balls and how they can give you a greener, more effective option of drying your laundry.