We first shared the concept of dryer balls during the static-filled winter. Anti-static dryer balls are a green alternative to chemical fabric softeners. They lift and separate clothing in the dryer, helping them dry more efficiently, while softening clothing fibers. The unique shape of Nellie’s all-natural dryer balls prevents static, reduces wrinkles and leaves your laundry softer without impacting the environment.
Nellie’s All Natural produces a variety of environmentally friendly household products. The website is a lot of fun, too, featuring a vintage theme and a doll-size version of Nellie herself. You can win a set of your own dryer balls as our launch party continues. To be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment here and tell us your biggest laundry challenge. You can also earn additional entries by blogging or tweeting about this giveaway (be sure to leave a separate comment with the link to each additional entry).
The contest runs from July 29th to August 1st at 11:59pm. One winner will be notified by email on August 2nd (as selected by Random.org) and must reply with their mailing address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Open only to residents of the U.S. & Canada and cannot be shipped to PO boxes.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our giveaways to enter—updated daily!
My biggest challenge is finding the motivation – not having a washer/dryer in my apartment makes laundry such a pain. Otherwise, my biggest challenge is putting it away after it’s dry. I guess finding green laundry products can also be challenging. Am I disqualified because I listed more than one? 🙂
Sandy Myers says
My 2 biggest challenges are because of my husband and his hobbies. He LOVES to fish and his clothes REEK like he was rolling around with them by the time he gets home from catching channel (blue) catfish. If I wash his clothes with mine, the fish smell transfers over — even with detergent, baking soda — the only thing I’ve found is to wash his clothes seperately in hot water w/ a little bleach. Even then, smell can linger.
Also, he’s allergic to fabric softner!!! So I can’t use any in the wash machine or dryer b/c he’ll break out in hives! These dryer balls would be perfect for us!!
My biggest challenge comes after the laundry is done… It isn’t unusual for it to sit, clean, for 3 or 4 days before getting folded and put away. Getting it clean takes just a few minutes here or there, but folding-and-putting-away is much more time-consuming.
Vickie Riddle says
Biggest challenge is trying not to get shocked when I take the clothes out of the dryer, even with dryer sheets, fabric softener, I still manage to get zapped. Also remembering to put the clothes in the dryer after their washed. 😀
Biggest challenge is remembering to finish. I usually put stuff in the washer and forget to change it to the dryer.
Mine is keeping up with it all. It seems that is just never ends.
My biggest challenge is folding and putting it all away after it comes out of the dryer. Thanks for the chance!
The biggest challenge other than actually putting the clothing and such away after it has been taken out of the dryer and folded is finding a soap that is not harsh. I am so sensitive to soaps and chemicals.
Cassie M says
My biggest laundry challenge is getting my daughter to do her own laundry. She’s 13, but tends to give up half-way through and leaves wet clothes in the machine for me to find the next time I need to do a load. These would be great; thanks for the chance to GO GREEN!
Getting the stains out of the kids’ clothes. :-/
My biggest challenge is folding/putting away clean laundry before I need to do more!
My biggest challenge at the moment is smell. It’s raining way too often (every day!) to hang laundry outside, but the basement is as humid as it can get. So….hanging clothes to dry down there results in slightly stinky laundry. 🙁 But we’re already using up so much energy with the A/C, it seems ridiculous to have the dryer running. Aargh. For now, we’re dealing with the slight stink and hoping for better weather soon.
LOVE these dryer balls – we used ours ’till they fell apart and haven’t bought new ones yet.
My biggest challenge is finding places to air-dry my clothes! I just moved, and my new laundry room has NO rods for hanging clothes up. I live in an apartment complex so I can’t hang things up outside. I have a bunch of shirts that I don’t want to put in the dryer, but now I don’t have much choice!
My biggest laundry challenge is not falling behind! There isn’t a washer or dryer in my apartment, so I have to go to the laundromat. It’s a huge hassle and I dread doing it, so the laundry tends to pile up while I procrastinate.
My biggest laundry challenge is folding. Ugh! I can wash and dry them easily but when it comes time to fold, I procrastinate something awful!
We have an old washer and dryer so my biggest problem is actually getting our clothes dry in a reasonable amount of time. These seem like they would really help with that!
My biggest laundry challenge is all the folding! It’s amazing how much time it takes to fold and put away all those small shirts, tops, shorts, underwear dresses…that my little go through!
My biggest challenge is motivation to follow through all the way to folding & sorting.
My biggest challenge is the amount of clothes that I can’t dry!
My biggest challenge is folding and getting it put up! It’s not too hard to throw the clothes in the washer or dryer but getting them put up is what I always get behind on!
my biggest laundry challenge is keeping my 4 kids out of the clean laundry until i get it folded and put away. especially my 2 y/o dd who LOVES to “help”. LOL!
I am a lazy laundry lady. I put everything in all together, regardless. Everything gets washed, and everything gets dried. The big challenge is folding. I actually don’t mind doing it — I find it kind of soothing, in fact — but I can never find the time. We’re a very wrinkly (but relaxed) family. 🙂
My biggest challenge is stain treating clothes frugally…and getting caught up on laundry1
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allison w. says
unfortunately my biggest laundry challenge is actually putting the clothes away. i dont even mind folding them; i just cant seem to put it away!
Hands down my biggest challenge is putting the laundry away!
my biggest challenge is remembering to check my husbands pockets. I have a washed a couple of cell phones. 🙁
My biggest laundry challenge is keeping my clothes like new. My clothes always get small holes or tears in them. I have used several different washer/dryers and only put in a small amount of clothes but still always have something that gets a hole.
My biggest challenge is getting the dirty clothes from the bedrooms (upstairs) to the washer and dryer (down in the basement). I don’t want to take multiple trips, so I condense everything into one hamper but then it’s so big and heavy that I can hardly move it! On days that I want to do laundry I have to make sure to ask my husband to bring it down for me.
Getting the laundry done period has been a challenge – I’m 9 mos. pregnant and can’t go up and down the stairs to the basement laundry room. :\ My husband’s been a good sport about helping on weekends, but it stinks to run out of clothes or towels half way thru the week and not be able to go run a load by myself.
Paula H says
My biggest challenge is keeping all the laundry done. Between 4 kids, a dog and a husband, it never seems to end. I have to do at least one load a day. Saturdays I do a lot of laundry since we change our sheets.
My biggest challenge is to get the lint off my black pants.
I biggest challenge has been finding a detergent that works well with my cloth diapers. I think I’ve finally found one!! yeah!
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