How to Make Wool Dryer Balls & save Money on Laundry

Saving Money on Laundry Sheets -Learn How to make wool dryer balls and save lots of money & reduce your toxins on your clothes. 

According to Procter & Gamble Co., the average American family washes about 300 – 390 loads of laundry per year.

For the math to be less complicated we’re going to round up to 400 loads per year.

So if you buy Bounce dryer sheets at Target at $10.00 for a box of 240 sheets thats about .04 per sheet which is $16.00 per year.

If you buy Great Value Blooming Lavender Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets  at Walmart for the same quantity its .02 per sheet. 8.00 per year.

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

But wait, there is a better option. You can buy Dryer balls for 10.99.
Wool Dryer Balls, 6-Pack Extra Large100% Wool, Fabric Softener, Lower Energy, Decrease Drying Time, Laundry, Reusable

You can get 6 dryer balls and “They should last for over 1,000 loads. Most people will use them for 2-5 years, depending on how much laundry they do.”

Plus, you will be saving money on your utilities. You can read more about how much money you save on your utilities at about .04 per load. That’s $16.00 a year! Nnot to mention,  you will not subjecting yourself to all the horrible toxic chemicals (read here for more info on the toxic stuff)

To save even more money you can make your own dryer balls (read here for a step by step tutorial on how to make wool dryer balls for less)

If you’re really trying to save the dough, I would suggest going to,Godwill or garage sales and look for wool if you have time or need to save the extra cash. Or you could just buy this wool from Amazon and have it shipped to your door.

You can add any type of essential oils to your dry ball’s to add different scents.

I have created a breakdown of different options and the costs associated to those options

The choice is yours!

10 year example

Bounce Dryer Sheets $16.00 x 10 years = $160 + the extra utility fee .04 x 400 loads $16.00 x 10years = $160 utilities + $160 dryer sheets for a total cost of = $-320

Great Value Dryer Sheets $8.00 x 10 years = $80 + the extra utility fee .04 x 400 loads $16.00 x 10 years = $160.00 utilities for a total cost of = $-240

6 pre-made dryer balls x 10 years for a total cost of = -$10.99

* less the extra utility savings of 16.00 a year x 10 years $160.00

Wool from Amazon to make your own dryer balls & the cost of a cheap stalking from Walgreens total cost of  = $-10.00

* less the extra utility savings of 16.00 a year x 10 years $160.00

Wool from Goodwill to make your own dryer balls & the cost of a cheap stalking from Walgreens for a total cost of =$-2.00

* less the extra utility savings of 16.00 a year x 10 years $160.00

 


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