I use wool dryer balls to reduce the static in my laundry. Wool dryer balls save time and money on your electricity bill by shortening the drying time. The wool dryer balls work by wicking moisture away from your clothes and gently tumbling, circulating, and softening the clothes in your dryer.
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Here are a couple of helpful tips I've learned to reduce static in laundry naturally:
The most common cause of static is from over drying laundry. If you use wool dryer balls in your dryer, you will notice your drying time can be reduced by as much as 30 - 40% in some loads of laundry. You will need to adjust your drying times on your dryer to make sure your laundry is not over drying otherwise it will start to create static. Also, try drying on a low heat setting so clothes dry more evenly.
Synthetic materials and fabrics also contribute to static. Try to separate these synthetic materials out of your laundry before drying. Try hang drying your synthetic fabrics instead.
Another static fighter option is to put a ball of aluminium foil in the dryer with the wool dryer balls and laundry. The aluminium foil ball will work to discharge the electricity that is built up. The tin foil ball shrinks and hardens as it tumbles in the dryer which can be very noisy. Be sure to keep away the aluminium foil balls away from children and pets as they pose a potential choking hazard.
If you are still having difficulty with static once you have your clothes on, try applying lotion to your skin where the clothes are sticking to you. The lotion creates a barrier which will block the static.
What are your static solutions?
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