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Casa Quickie: Fluffy Laundry

To help dry your clothes quicker, and to make your laundry fluffier, throw a couple of tennis balls in with your drying clothes. The balls will create air pockets in the dryer, which will speed up the drying process and fluff up your drying garments.

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
They sell things specifically for this purpose, that are little elongated balls with pokey thing on them. They are better (don't stink, aren't loud, don't get lint on clothes, don't have a chance of coloring clothes, reduce drying time to save electricity, reduces need for fabric softener, etc), and around the same price as tennis balls, I think. I've never bought tennis balls, so I don't know about that. http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product/06-0598
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
doesn't it damage the dryer? and the noise? i'd do this to my own dryer but not in a rental place.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
libs, I do put those dryer balls in my HE dryer. It's never been a problem. I didn't even think about tennis balls. I think I'll use those, once my dryer balls wear out. They are basically the same thing.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
Does this work with an HE dryer, too? (high efficiency) I guess it's worth a try.
vanillabeans vanillabeans 9 years
won't your clothes smell like new tennis ball?
emalove emalove 9 years
Interesting! I have some tennis balls, I'll have to give it a go...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll have to try this!
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Haha, I've done this before. When I told my father about it he thought I was insane.
ANP_NYC ANP_NYC 9 years
Yeah, I was wondering about the noise too. My neighbors would be none too pleased.
7bits 7bits 9 years
how about a bowling ball?
chancleta chancleta 9 years
great tip perfect for me 'cause my machine is in the garage!
Pepper Pepper 9 years
Could you imagine the noise?
pipeepoodle pipeepoodle 9 years
Best tip ever for someone who has a crappy dryer in their apartment building! I can't wait to try it, it's going to be so loud and hilarious!
vinnie vinnie 9 years
NEver heard that one. Doesn't it make a lot of noise?
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
Seriously? Does it not get lint on the laundry?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
My mommy taught me that long long ago! Perfect for dying your coats!
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