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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wooltopia Review and Giveaway!


I recently got the chance to work with Wooltopia on a review! I had only recently learned about wool dryer balls, and was really anxious to try them out! So I was super excited when Wooltopia agreed to send me some to try!


So, what are dryer balls you may ask? Well, they are balls that you put in the dryer with your clothes!

These dryer balls are all natural, unlike dryer sheets which can leave chemical residue on clothes and release chemicals into the air. They are 100% made of wool.

They save money. If you compare the cost of chemical sheets versus reusable dryer balls, the savings add up. Not to mention that the dryer balls improve air circulation which cuts down on drying time. Dryer sheets cost about 7 cents each, on average. And since electricity rates vary so widely, I cannot give a real example of how much it costs to run the dryer. A low estimate is $200 a year. Using 4-6 dryer balls in a medium load can save 25% or more, leading to a $50 savings in just a year! That easily makes up for the cost of the dryer balls!

The extra friction of the dryer balls on the laundry helps to reduce static.

And of course, the improved air circulation will make the laundry softer and fluffier!

I love the fact that I can use them on my cloth diapers too, and don't end up with the yucky reside.

I think they work great! They definitely cut down on static, and dry time, and my clothes all feel softer! I am so glad I got these, because I am definitely sold on them! And, you can even get them colored or scented! The scented ones leave your clothes with a nice light scent!

How would you like to try some? Head over to Wooltopia and buy some!

Or, you can win! Wooltopia has generously offered a set of 2 dryer balls to two lucky readers!

How to enter:

1. (Mandatory) Visit Wooltopia and tell me something else you learned or something else you like on the site.

2. Follow my blog

3. Follow Wooltopia or Me on Twitter (1 entry each)

5. "Like" Wooltopia or My Life as a Married Girl on Facebook (1 entry each)

6. Subscribe via email to my blog (on right sidebar. Must be verified!) (2 entries)

7. Tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to mention @_wooltopia and @katrinawelch (1 entry)

8. Blog about this giveaway. Make sure to link to Wooltopia and this post. (valid for blogs with at least 25 followers, thanks!) (3 entries)

9. Put my NEW blog button on your site (1 entry)


I will verify all entries, and non valid entries will be deleted! Good Luck!

Giveaway is open to US Residents! Must be 18 or older to win.
Giveaway will end on August 24th


104 comments:

himes_a said...

Wool naturally repels water making it the perfect fiber to use in the dryer. Wool dryer balls will not absorb water and will not need extra time to dry.

Mrs.Smitty said...

By using 3 or 4 balls in a regular sized load, you can cut your drying time by 25%
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KylaJ said...

I learned that not only does using dryer balls cut drying time by bouncing around in the dryer and fluffing up your laundry, but they also reduces static cling!! Who knew!! :)

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Mandy said...

We LOVE our wool dryer balls! I bought mine from a mom at www.WoolDryerBalls.com 3 years ago and the SAME 6 are going around right now! Hers do not unravel as some of the raveled ones do.

Jrsygurl4life said...

I follow your blog! I liked the wool boardshorties, their cute!

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Oh, I love Wooltopias Longboard shorties!
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Liz said...

I hate dryer sheets so these would be great! I like their Custom Wool Boardshortie the red ones are really cute!

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Julia said...

I LOVE the longies!!

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melanie swan said...

I learned that wool "breathes" easily, so it keep you warm in the winter (which I expected) and even cool in the summer (which was a total surprise!!!)

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ohhhfire said...

i learned that wool naturally repels water and that wooltopia offers them in a scent called monkey farts
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orangefukurou said...

I love their wool shorties!
I would like to try it with my fitted diaper.
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Attila & Tamara said...

I love the Wool Boardshorties, especially with a ruffle!

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Lindsey Galvez said...

I love the Wool Shorties!
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SolDucky said...

I learned that one of the scents available is mango mandarin, which just sounds lovely!
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Beverly said...

I like the yellow monkey farts dryer balls

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Ashley said...

I also really like her Custom Wool Boardshorties that are pictured on that link with the black/aqua/green!
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Heidi said...

I like their wool shorties. So cute!
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Melissa said...

I like the wool boardshorties off of the website. These would look adorable on my son!

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