Woolzies. They are handmade in Nepal from New Zealand wool, and they promise to reduce drying time by up to 25% and soften your laundry safely. They also promise not t shed, so they are even safe for people with wool allergies! I had actually put them in my cart at drugstore.com but before I purchased them, the Woolzies company put out a call for bloggers to review them...so here I am.
While I did receive a 6-pack of Woolzies for free, my review is 100% honest. And here it is:
My Woolzies came in the mail on the very day that I was playing laundry catch-up, so it was perfect timing to try them out. I had regular laundry as well as diaper laundry to try them on. The Woolzies are white and are larger than the wool balls I had bought from an etsy seller; they are even bigger than tennis balls. They are so quiet; I can't hear them bouncing around in the dryer like I could with my plastic dryer balls -- even my husband commented on being glad NOT to hear them! So far, no shedding. I think they reduce drying time and static just as well as the plastic ones.
What if you don't use cloth diapers? Are Woolzies worth it? They cost around $30 for 6, and they are supposed to last for at least one year or 500 loads. I can't even remember how much I used to spend on dryer sheets, but I imagine it's comparable. Of course, they are environmentally friendly, and they won't get any toxic chemicals on your laundry. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who does laundry!