Monday, July 29, 2013

Woolzies Review & Giveaway






I started using dryer balls about a year ago in an effort to cut energy costs.  I ordered some off the internet (I don't know the brand name) and liked them so much that I wanted more.

The initial cost can be kind of high and shortly after I saw a tutorial on pinterest on how to make them.  It seemed pretty easy so I went to hobby lobby to pick up the materials (which was really just wool yarn).  They didn't felt properly and while I still use them because they do bounce around and separate the laundry they don't reduce static.

I frequent cloth diaper blogs as we are planning to cloth diaper this baby, and Woolzies were a name that kept coming up.



So when I was given the opportunity to review them I was excited.  The day they showed up was the day I had actually planned to start prepping the cloth diapers.  Dryer sheets are not safe for cloth diapers so it was perfect timing. 

Woolzies are handmade in Nepal using New Zeeland wool and can last for 1,000 loads.  They contain no chemicals and are very earth friendly, cutting drying time up to 40%.

I definitely noticed a reduction in dryer time with them when I used them in a regular load.  I also used them in a cloth diaper load, but since it was my first time washing them I don't know what a  'normal' drying time would be. I'm sure though that it took less time than without them, although I probably won't be testing it out.

Size comparison: Woolzies, the dryer balls I purchased online
and the ones that I made myself.

The dryer balls mixed in with the diapers. 

I would recommend Woolzies not just to cloth diapering parents, but anyone looking for a way to save money and protect the earth (and don't we all really want that?).

Enter to win a set below



21 comments:

  1. I love the decreased dry time! Saves money and they last forever, so you save forever!

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  2. The are "green", natural and cut down on drying time. And they are a small "local" business.

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  3. Less time and they save money and Green product

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  4. I like that they are more environmentally friendly AND I don't have to think about putting a new sheet in the dryer each time.

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  5. I'm excited to save money on electricity, and not to have chemicals in my laundry.

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  6. I love how they last so long!!

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  7. reduced drying time!

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  8. I love the fact they are reusable and no scent!!

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  9. I love that they reduce dry time and can last for a 1,000 loads.

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  10. I love that by reducing chemicals you also get to decrease drying time, saving evergy

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  11. I just started using WOOLSIES and so far so good...love the results I am getting..

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  12. i like that they are safe to use with cloth diapers

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  13. I love that they decrease dryer time! That's always a plus!

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  14. they are reusable, last long, save time and money

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  15. Doing my first giveaway if you'd like to enter
    http://kathyskontests.blogspot.com/2013/07/80-gift-card-giveaway.html

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  16. Earth-friendly and easy... what's not to like? I'm a huge laundry fail, and I love anything that helps.

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  17. I love that they can be used with cloth diapers and they reduce drying time! We are just starting out with cloth!

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  18. My favorite thing is how much time and money they save. Having clothes be dry after one cycle instead of two is great!

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