Laundry Room

Use these handy tricks to get clean clothes without harming your family.

By Leah Zerbe


Use WoolziesUse Woolzies!

Cross pricey fabric softeners and wasteful dryer sheets off of your grocery store list for good. Woolzies, handmade dryer balls made from New Zealand wool, reduce drying time by 25 percent while softening clothes and reducing static.

A safe alternative to similar dryer balls made from harmful PVC plastic (and better than tossing off-gassing tennis balls into your dryer to keep things fluffy), Woolzies also eliminate the need for chemical-based laundry products that pollute your indoor air quality. The best part? The laundry aid can be used hundreds of times—at least a year's worth of your dirty clothes.; $35.99