Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monkey Balls Wool Dryer Balls

I was one of the lucky moms to be chosen to be a product tester for Cutesy Tushies, an online cloth diaper store that is being built by an old friend of mine, Michelle. I can safely say that I had a hand in converting her to cloth diapers after I shared that I was making the switch to cloth on FaceBook. She bought a couple flowered Happy Heinys diapers from me that I had purchased in a lot on eBay and we stayed in touch after that. Being the talented mommy she is, she decided to make her own diapers, which has brought her to her new adventure of selling her adorable cloth diapers!

Along with her cloth diapers, she is also going to be making and selling wool dryer balls. Have you heard of these before? They are a great product and easy to use - you just throw them in your dryer! As they tumble, they separate your wet clothes to allow the hot air to distribute through the dryer, resulting in faster drying times. This saves energy AND money! Michelle surprised me with two to test out! Not only are they bright and fun, they smell great! The ones I tested were Smashed Pear scented...mmmm!

You may have seen the plastic dryer balls in stores or on TV, which is what I started with. As you can see in the picture below (when you're done staring at my adorable little helper!) the plastic dryer balls I had purchased left marks all over our dryer. Can you guess what color they are?! They didn't do any damage, but just make me wonder if that dye is all over our clothes too.

As for the Monkey Balls Wool Dryer Balls - I LOVE 'EM!! They have been in every load of laundry since Michelle dropped them off and I've had no problems at all with unravelling. I like them a lot better than the plastic ones because they are so much quieter. (I have enough noise in this house with 2 boys!) I also like that they are scented and our clothes smelly yummy when they come out of the dryer! As for drying time, I usually set the dryer for 70 minutes for our cloth diapers and everything is completely dry except for the hemp inserts for the Thirsties Duo Diaper and the snap in for the GroVia diapers since they take longer to dry. I usually put those on the drying rack in the laundry room to finish drying. With the wool dryer balls, I set the timer for 60 minutes and EVERYTHING was DRY!

The Cutesy Tushies site should be up and running TODAY! Michelle will be selling the Monkey Balls Dryer Balls for $5.95 each. There will also be several different types of handmade cloth diapers including diaper covers and pocket diapers, which I'm also currently testing! If you are interested in Michelle's products or would like to contact her, you can visit her website at http://www.cutesytushies.com/.

Cutesy Tushies provided me with Monkey Balls Wool Dryer Balls free of charge. Other than product, no compensation was given to me for this review. All statements are my own and are my honest to goodness opinion!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Thanks for the awesome review!!! You need to check you FB email! There is some information for you there!!!