As you age, there are just some things that need to be done easier. I have hung my laundry for years. Then while I was doing jury duty, I took the easy route and put it in the dryer. It saved me a lot of time and things came out smooth and not needing to be ironed. So I decided that I might start using my dryer.
While I was using the dryer I purchased 6 wool dryer balls for $10.97+ tax on Amazon. I decided I would use them and see if they cut down on my dryer time. So I timed what my loads took to dry the weeks I was on jury. I now have a pretty good idea of what each kind of load takes.
So yesterday, I dried a load of darks including jeans in my dryer with all 6 balls in it. I thought it would be noisy. It made some slight noise but I couldn't hear it in my kitchen nor the family room.
I timed this load using a setting that I could set the number of minutes. The load took only 60% of the time of when I dried a similar load while I was on jury duty. Wow, that is awesome. I was not expecting that. But I am not ready yet to say that these save dryer time until I have experimented doing each kind of load - whites, darks, towels, sheets, etc. I will do each a number of times and document it and then I will make up my mind. I also want to see how much this ups my electric bill. But if they work, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay a little extra to make things easier on yourself. I will let you know how my little experiment turns out.
If anyone uses wool balls in their dryer, I would love to hear if you have had success or failure with these. Please leave a note in comments.
I also got a surprise yesterday. A check for partial payment of my jury fee came in the mail. It was for $ 360. They still owe me $ 200. but that is being held up because the budget for April was passed late. Eventually, the $200. will come. This money was hard money to earn being that it took my freedom away. But hallelujah, I don't have to serve again for 6 years.
Tonight I am making a lamb ragout with lamb leftover from Easter. This will be the end of the lamb that we have eaten all week. It was so good.