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DIY Aluminum Foil Dryer Balls

Does This Mean the End of Laundry Sheets?

If you're loyal to laundry sheets you might find yourself reaching for a kitchen staple instead. We've seen this laundry hack all over Pinterest and had to give it a try. Claiming to cut down on static cling while fluffing laundry is a big claim — from nothing other than a chunk of aluminum foil.

It's really so simple. Tear around a one-foot piece of aluminum foil from the roll and ball it up. Toss on your damp laundry, and you're good to go. You can even add dryer balls, or a couple of tennis balls, which cut down on dry time. The tinfoil magically eliminates static from the fabrics, leaving laundry wonderfully fluffy.

Well, it's not really magic. While tumbling through your dryer, the aluminum foil absorbs electrical charges your clothes make while bouncing around together. Adding aluminum foil to your dryer is also safe, with no nasty side effects for your dryer or laundry. One ball can last up to six months, but you might find you need to replace it sooner — and you can toss the used ball in the recycling when it's done.

What do you think? Will you ditch your laundry sheets for aluminum foil?

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