In my quest to live more frugally and naturally, I’m constantly looking for different ways of doing things. I’ve seen women on different internet internet boards through the years talk about making their own laundry detergent, but I didn’t think it would be something I wanted to put the effort into making myself. Until I discovered that two of my real-life friends, Catherine and Suzanne, make their own. They assured me that it’s not that hard, and with their prompting I decided to try it for myself. There are several different recipes on the web, and I’m experimenting to see which one I like best. But yeah, making your own laundry detergent really is not hard, and it really is a frugal way to get your clothes clean.
So the next logical step was finding a natural dryer sheet to soften and cut down on static.
Well, here ya go…wool dryer balls. Here is a tutorial to make them. A $5 skein of wool, on sale from Joann’s, made two dryer balls.
Although honestly, I found them to be a pain in the booty to make. If I need anymore, I’m gonna buy them from a WAHM*. I’ve seen them sold on Hyena Cart for $15 for three balls, and to me, that is worth the trouble.
*WAHM means “work-at-home-mom” to those of you who aren’t familiar with internet acronyms.