Simple Laundry: Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway!

I love summer days when I can hang laundry on the line in the fresh air (plus, it’s free!). But when it’s cold & rainy outside, I want to get through the laundry as quickly as possible.

Running the dryer endlessly shows up on the electric bill, and wet clothes sit in the washer, waiting for the dryer to get done (especially those heavy loads like diapers, towels, or bedding- which in our business, is pretty often).

My children love to help with the laundry, and were thrilled to see my new colorful Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store!

After we gathered them up and talked about not throwing them around the laundry room, we were pleased to see our laundry getting dry much faster!

I have used a dash of white vinegar in our washer for years now, as a natural substitute for fabric softener, but it still costs me about $4 per month- and it doesn’t speed up the drying time at all.

So, when The Willow Store sent me some EveryDay Willow Wool Dryer Balls to try out, I was intrigued. A friend of mine has raved about her wool dryer balls, but I never got around to using them- until now.

My dryer has a “moisture sensor,” so it only runs as long as it “needs” to. After doing a large load of laundry (without the dryer balls) that took over an hour to dry, I immediately tossed the 3 Dryer Balls into the next load.

Success! The load (full of sheets and towels) was dry in less then an hour, and nice and soft.

With less drying time, plus not using the vinegar, I’m guessing this will be a good cost-savings on my laundry, as they should last for years!

The Willow Store has offered to give away a set of EveryDay Willow Wool Dryer Balls to a Frugal Granola reader!

To Enter the Giveaway:

Visit The Willow Store site, and leave a comment on this blog post, letting us know what product most interests you. (Browse around; it’s full of good stuff!)

For optional additional entries, follow The Willow Store on Facebook or Twitter:

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sharon (sgm71@…) for winning a set of Dryer Balls!

Giveaway goes through Monday, April 4th. Winner will be randomly selected by No purchase necessary. This post was sponsored by The Wilow Store, and I received my own dryer balls for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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189 comments to Simple Laundry: Wool Dryer Balls Giveaway!

  • vicree

    What a neat store Willow is! And, with a two-year old, my eyes focused on the training pants – love that cherry red!

  • I love the natural wool dryer balls! So pretty :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Melanie

    I’d love the StayDry Super Saver Starter Kit- we’re trying to conceive and really want to cloth diaper!

  • Jackie Watson

    Awesome store! The organic cotton wipes for children caught my eye! I’d love NOT to have to buy disposable wipes… soo expensive. Especially for my sensitive little baby. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I love the forever cloth! I would love a drawer full. and the dryerballs sound fabulous. I’d love to win. thanks for the chance.

  • I just recently saw this site on another website and I love the idea of wool dryer balls (I’m a knitter, too:) for your laundry!
    Love their colors, too.

    Sarah M

  • I am most interested in what you highlighted…the dryer balls, but I think their other products look great…the hemp cloths and of course, the diapers, though we aren’t in the diaper stage any longer :-)

  • If we follow the Willow Store on FB and Twitter, do we need to leave a comment here telling you that we did so?


  • I LOVE their wool dryer balls…what a great product! I have been looking for a way to reduce our fabric softner cost…this may be it! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  • Honestly the wool drying balls! I have kids and hate to use the dryer. Hubby hates it more. But I dry all our towels and linens. This would cut down on energy consumption! I haven’t use fabric softener for years!

  • Chris

    What great products the Willow Store has. I will definitely be ordering some things from them. Would love to try the dryer balls and all of their laundry products.

  • I like the hand dyed pads. I have a stash but a girl can never have too many pads!

  • like them on facebook

  • follow them on twitter (armsofasister)

  • Carrie Moore

    I love the natural wool dryer balls!! I woudl love to try these.

  • Carrie Moore

    I am a facebook follower of them as well!

  • Karen

    I love the fact that you can use something natural to help with drying our clothes. I would love to win a set of these. Thanks.

  • I’d love to try the natural wool dryer balls!

  • I just liked The Willow Store on Facebook. :-)

  • Jan

    Oh I want to win these so bad- I almost bought them- I want the natural colored ones!

  • Wool dryer balls would be my top pick, but the Forever cloths come in a real close second! I follow the Willow Store on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway :}

  • Jan

    liked Willow Store on FB too

  • Amanda

    The diapers! They are adorable and look easy enough for my daycare lady and myself! The shells have me hooked!

  • He

    I would love to try the natural wool dryer balls and the laundry nuts!

  • JaimeB

    I would LOVE the natural colored dryer balls! They would help out so much with our electric bill.

  • JaimeB

    I already follow The Willow Store on Facebook.

  • amanda

    What a great store! I’m looking into cloth diapers and the Willow Store has such great options.

  • amanda

    I ‘liked’ them on facebook.

  • Lori

    I visited the Willow Store site and would love to win the wool dryer balls. It would be great to cut down on drying time.

  • I liked the W Store on FB.

  • I would love the reusable lunch kit – I’ve been looking for a plate/napkin/reusable utensils set, this seems perfect! I’d also love the dryer balls :)

  • Angeline

    The dryer balls look awesome (much pretter and better for the environment) than my blue bumpy dryer balls; but the ‘Sweet Pea’ cloth diapers caught my eye,I am due in October with #4.

  • Follow them on twitter

  • I like them on FB!

  • Definitely the laundry nuts and the wool dryer balls! Thanks!

  • vanessa

    I love the training pants! Would be a great thing in our house as we are just starting the transition. I have been meaning to try the dryer balls. Glad to know they work so well.

  • vanessa

    I like the Willow Store on FB

  • Kim B.

    WOW. I would love to try those!! How nice to eliminate softener and dry clothes faster!

  • Julie

    I use regular dryer balls now, but these look way better! I also am intrigued with cloth feminine products…

  • would love to try these

  • Jenny

    Lovely give-away and lovely store! I would love to stock up on more feminine care products for postpartum.

  • Marla Tognoli

    I recently upgraded my washer to a front loader which cut down on water, detergent, softener and drying time thereby cutting my electric bill by $13 the first month. I sometimes put a dry bath towel in the dryer and that really cuts drying time!

  • Crickett

    The Wool Dryer Balls look great. I am also very interested in their natural feminine care products.

  • kristena

    I loke the dryer balls.

  • With 6 people in the household the dryer balls would be GREAT to save energy since it seems the wash is used everyday from morning to night! I have to have the female products (4 females in the house ages 11+, 3 with heavy periods and one who thinks she can’t wait to start!!)

  • Cathy

    I love the idea of using the wool balls instead of dryer sheets or other fabric softener. And they cut drying time…MAJOR BONUS! My son and I have sensitive skin and most softeners leave us scratching. Would love to see how the wool balls would be on our clothes as well as our skin.

  • Kim

    I like the dryer balls. Awesome idea.

  • Loving the reusable lunch kit. The dryer balls are really cool.

  • Andree

    I love the wool dryer balls, but the forever cloths are also enticing. Thanks for introducing me to this site!

  • I am really impressed with their selection and prices. My first purchase would have to be the postpartum kit.

  • Ronda P.

    The organic forever cloths look very useful. With the re-usability of all the products, they could really save us a lot of money over time.

  • Ronda P.

    I follow Willow Store on FB. :)

  • I need the training pants as my 2 year old wants to use her potty and is constantly taking her diapers off!

  • I am now following The Willow Store on Facebook.

  • Carmen B

    I love the looks of the wool dryer balls – the assortment is especially eye-catching! What a neat site!

  • Debra

    These look awesome! I follow The Willow Store on FB

  • Tawni

    The natural dryer balls are what I could use most right now. Great site!

  • Debra

    There are other neat things in their store, but I’m still all about those dryer balls! I would love to try them!

  • Tawni

    I like The Willow Store on facebook.

  • Rachel

    Wow, there are a lot of things that interest me! I really need the training pants soon. I also like the dryer balls. The soap nuts are intriguing. I can always use more diapers as well. Some of my older diapers are losing their elasticity.

  • Heather Flatt

    I’d love the Willow Pads, the Laundry Nuts (hope I am remembering the name correctly), and the organic baby wipes!

  • Heather Flatt

    I like the Willow Store on Facebook

  • Elizabeth

    I must say the dryer balls intrigue me most! I think i will order some if I don’t win!

  • Laura

    I’ve been wanting some wool dryer balls! I checked out the willow store, and besides the dryer balls I would like to try the feminine care mini kit.

  • The Organic Forever Cloths are what I want to try.

  • Megan

    This is a great store! I think the laundry nuts are very interesting, and I am thinking of trying them out.

  • I’d like to try the Sprout Change Training Pants the store carries…

  • Tracy

    I would love, love, love to win these dryer balls. I am renting and cannot do anything about the unsufficient dryer that I have here in the pacific NW. The dryer balls are beautiful to boot…hope I win :)

  • Sarah

    Oh I really love the Training Pants. And at 1 size for all would fit my unequal twins easily! 😉

  • ~M

    The other product that interests me (besides the dryer balls) is the ComfySlumber Premium Organic Hemp Blanket.

  • Chelsey

    I really like the dryer balls, the pads, and the diapers. Too much good stuff to choose from! I am really just beginning to examine what I can cut back on as far as waste. I am due with my 3rd in august and I am planning on switching to cloth diapers and feminine pads.

  • erika

    I would love the dryer balls in bright colors & I would endeavor to keep them away from the cats :)

  • Kristi

    The training pants and nursing pads caught my eye since I have one potty training and one on the way.

  • What’s not to like!? I was mostly interested in the dryer balls and the feminine pads, though.

  • Emily

    I used to use tennis balls in the dryer for the same effect, but i like the idea of pure wool SO much more!

  • Erin S

    The dryer balls would be great since I absolutely refuse to use fabric softener/sheets. I’d also love to have a hemp blanket.

  • Emily Smith

    The organic cloth wipes look sturdy!

  • Emily Smith

    Following on Facebook

    id: ehillsmith

  • Emily Smith

    Following on twitter

    id: homentexas

  • Their cloth diapers and covers look nice!

  • Jan

    wool dryer balls – great! I’d love to have them – natural is the best!

  • I’ve been looking for something to replace dryer sheets. I’ve tried foil and was given some plastic dryer balls, but I wasn’t thrilled with the results. I’m very interested in trying these dryer balls out! I’d love to try out the feminine care products as well.

  • I follow them on Twitter.

  • Kristine

    Awesome store!! I have always wanted to try wool dryer balls. The reusable lunch kit and the hemp baby blanket looked interesting too!

  • Kristine

    I’m following on Twitter

  • Peyton

    I am really interested in the feminine pads…about to break down and get some because I hate so many aspects of disposables! I’d also love the dryer balls!!

  • Both the dryer balls and the laundry nuts are definitely something I would like to try out. The less chemicals, the better! Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Michelle W

    I want these dryer balls! I think they are SO cool! I’ve heard about them a couple times now and would LOVE to try them!!

  • Michelle W

    I “LIKE” Willow Store on facebook :)

  • Diana

    How neat! Love the wool dryer balls!

  • Angela W

    I love everything on their site. I love the laundry nuts and the wool laundry balls. I also love the organic forever cloth.

    Thank you so much for hosting! I would love to win

  • Angela W

    I liked Willow Store on Facebook!

  • These dryer balls look great! I would LOVE to save propane and dry less! The Laundry Nuts look intriguing as well. I’m interested to see if they can clean the laundry of my 3 active boys : )


  • I love the children’s toy ball they have. So much better than plastic balls! I would love to try the dryer balls as well!

  • The wool dryer balls would be put to good use here until the weather warms up enough to hang the wash.

  • Courtnay

    we would LOVE the dryer balls!!!

  • Elizabeth

    The training pants! I’ve been wanting to do cloth diapering bu time has flown with our little one. I think these will be the answer I’ve been looking for…plus those dryer balls would be a lovely addition to my wash room! :)

  • crystal

    I definitely am interested in the wool balls.. actually I added them to my christmas list a few weeks ago! :)

  • Kat

    Love the natural dryer balls!

  • so many wonderful items at the willow store…love the nursing pads, love the forever cloths, love the dryer balls!

  • i follow the willow store on FB

  • Megan

    Would love to try the organic covers – how cozy! Not to mention those dryer balls would save us so much money in our inefficient apartment coin-operated dryers!

  • Kim T

    the wool dryer balls look amazing! would love to try them!

  • Colleen

    The site is great, but I am most interested in the training pants because I have a little one about to potty train.

  • Kim T

    I follow the Willow Store on fb!

  • Colleen

    “Liked” Willow store on Facebook

  • Jennifer S.

    I am totally intrigued with this. I think the Laundry Nuts and Wool Dryer Balls would benefit our large family with so much laundry we do. I appreciate that this is a USA store who keeps products local. Thanks for sharing.

  • I like the organic bedding. I’d love to get rid of synthetic bedding. The dryer balls look great, too!

  • I would love to win the wool dryer “nuts”–what an amazing concept! I continue to try and live chemical free (Thanks to you and Dishrag Diaries!). So that would help greatly!
    I would also love to get the super wipes for my sister-in-law and brother who just had a baby. These would be so useful! I just “liked” the Williow store, too, on FB!

  • Lynette Smith

    I signed up to follow the willow store on facebook!

  • Lynette Smith

    I would love to try out the natural wool dryer “nuts”. I have some rubber dryer balls mow but I want to replace them with a natural wool version for sure!
    I loved the Willow Store! They have some really great products! Thanks for this post!

  • Melissa

    Very cool giveaway. Yay, dryer balls! What a green invention. Willow Store has a lot of great stuff, including hemp blankets and organic wool pillows.

  • Anita

    I love the idea of these dryer balls! The laundry nuts are pretty intriguing too. I’ve heard about them before and should just order a sample of them and see how they work.

  • Melissa reads

    Love the dryer balls and cloth diapers and training pants are always needed at this busy house!

  • Brittany

    I like the natural wool dryer balls.

    I’m sure that the dye wouldn’t bleed onto my whites, but I could see myself having a hard time putting colored balls in with them anyway. :)

  • I’m really interested in trying the dryer balls. I don lots of laundry — diapers, work clothes, two kids…anything to make them dry faster! Outside only works for a few months in Minnesota.

  • Dori

    I’m interested in cloth diapering right now. Thanks

  • Sarah

    The nursing pads or laundry balls look great for me!

  • Kathy

    I’d love the dryer balls! The colors are beautiful…scarlet, heather gray, plum…..

  • Gayle H.

    I’d love to try the dryer balls. I think I’ve actually been to their website before, because I had looked into wool dryer balls in the past. I’ve thought about crocheting my own but haven’t gotten a round to it!

  • Gayle H.

    I “liked” them on FB too.

  • I’d definitely use those dryer balls. Another thing that interests me are the hemp wipes.

  • I would love the wool dryer balls…

  • Sarah

    I really like the natural color dryer balls.

  • Beth

    The everything cloth looked rather neat. And I was rather tempted by the training pants. I really need to start potty training my little one.

  • Beth

    I follow the willow store on twitter @bsteen77

  • Beth

    I like the willow store on FB

  • Bhriana

    wool dryer balls :)

  • Mary

    I like the dryer balls. I will probably order some if I don’t win. :-)

  • Sam

    I am in need of some new dryer balls and so even if I don’t win will look into ordering some.

  • Sam

    I like Frugal Granola on FB!

  • Melanie Davis

    Umm the wool dryer balls, the soap nuts, and some reusable cotton pads for women!

  • Shanna

    Their training pants look nice. We are needing those now.

  • Shanna

    Like The Willow Store on FB.

  • Rebecca

    I didn’t think anything could top those wool dryer balls — what a great idea!
    But I’m definitely a fan of the natural feminine products… I’ve been looking for items like those for awhile now, and haven’t found many places to purchase them, so thanks!

  • amom

    I am most interested in the Wool Dryer Balls. I’m scared of whatever chemicals might be in tennis balls or in synthetic dryer balls, even the ones that claim to be non-toxic. So I’ve been looking for safe and effective dryer balls for many months now, and the Willow Store’s wool dryer balls seem to fit the bill.

  • KathrynB

    I am totally intrigued by their dryerballs. I’ve been using cloth diaper for a year now, and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of these! Would love the opportunity to try them!

  • Carrie

    I would love to try their wool dryer balls. We had some plastic ones and they worked, but they fell apart after about a year.

    Thanks for the give away and all you write for us!

  • Becki

    the dryer balls sound really great!

  • Becki

    liked them on FB

  • Becki

    now following on Twitter

  • Jessica K.

    Would love to use these! And as I am obsessed with cloth diapers, I really love theirs! So cute!

  • Lea

    I would love to try the dryer balls…been using a cloth dryer sheets for four years… no more skin allergies!

  • Brenda

    I am intrigued by The Willow Store website. So many things I’d love to try. I’m expecting my 5th child and considering cloth diapers this time. The inserts at TWS look great. I would also love to try the dryer balls.

  • MomOfFour

    The “Forever Cloth” looks like just the thing I could use around the house. We ran out of paper towels the other day and found out how dependent we are on those things.

    The dryer balls also look great and we would love to try those.

  • Karma

    The forever cloths look great. Bet they would make great burp cloths too!!

  • Kasondra

    I’m really interested in the dryer balls. We were talking about them at a Natural Parenting meeting the other night!

  • Kasondra

    I follow them on facebook

  • Kasondra

    I follow them on twitter

  • I would be interested in trying the willow pads!

  • Following on twitter!

  • Carla

    I am really intrigued by the dryer balls!

  • Wow! I am so psyched for those wool dryer balls. I hate spending money on nasty colored fabric softener and vinegar is costly too….
    The willow site was nice, I signed up to receive more info…


  • Following you on Twitter!

  • Monica

    I would like to have the dryer balls.

  • Denise Frederick

    The dryer balls, the soap nuts, and the feminine care products! Wow…what a great site!

  • Denise Frederick

    Following on facebook!

  • I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the natural wool dryer balls! I try to line dry, but Texas weather is very unpredictable and we get heavy rains at random times. This would help me immensely, and cut our bills down a lot (which we could really use right now). Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Hall

    I’d love to try the dryer balls, but the pads intrigue me the most!

  • Aleta

    I’m intrigued by the feminine care pads, but honestly, that’s a frugal/green leap that I’m just not ready to make! So the wool dryer balls win as my fave!

  • Aleta

    I like Willow Store on facebook

  • Soccy

    I would like to try the training pants fir my 2 yr old. The wipes for both my 2 yr old and 3 mos old and the dryer balls together with the laundry nuts.

  • Debbie

    I would get a lot of use out of the dryer balls, especially in the winter when we can’t line dry. The Willow Pads were intriguing as well, it’s very tempting to order some for postpartum.

  • Debbie

    I liked Willow on Facebook

  • Dawn G.

    The wool dryer balls are the first thing I would order from their website. My dryer is almost 20years old and not very efficient anymore. Cutting down on drying time would be a huge help to the budget.

  • Denise

    Love the organic tie dye wipes! and the dryer balls!

  • Vanessa

    Ahhh, love this giveway… thanks! I would love to cut down my drying time.

  • Laura

    I’d love to try the dryer balls. I’ve been thinking about replacing my regular dryer sheets but didn’t know where to look.

  • Laura

    Liked on FB

  • Kate

    I would love to try the reversible diapers.

  • Kate

    Liked on FB

  • Jaclyn

    I would love some new CDs for LO, but I’m really intrigued with these dryer balls.

  • Vicky

    I would love the wool dryer balls!

  • Wendy J

    Would love to try the dryer balls and the laundry soap nuts!!

  • Brenda

    I liked on FB

  • Jesica

    I would love the dryer balls!

  • Jesica

    Fan of Willow Tree on FB!

  • Tania Southwick

    I’ve been using Dryer Max dryer balls for years but just found out they are made of PVC. With at least one load of laundry being washed a day, it would be wonderful to have something natural that helps with drying and fluffing! Definitely interested in trying the wool dryer balls!

  • I love the drier balls! Their version of cloth diapers intrigue me, too. If I ever need to augment my stash… I’ll go here!

  • I’m also a FB fan.

  • Amanda G

    The laundry nuts! Have to try those with 3 kids that love digging in the dirt!

  • Melissa W.

    I’d love to try the Organic Hemp Feminine Pad Inserts

  • Melissa W.

    follow The Willow Store on Facebook

  • Melissa W.

    follow The Willow Store on Twitter @matt4melis