Tennis Balls, Not Just For Tennis

There is a can of tennis balls in my laundry room. I admit there are a few other sports items in that room, but this can is marked, “Laundry.” I purchased them to use in the dryer when I wash comforters and pillows. They help to keep them from getting lumpy.

I have recently found a new use for them…I put them in the dryer when I am drying jeans.

I shared earlier my frustration with jeans getting twisted, tangled, and coming out of the dryer all wrinkled, see here. They also seem to take forever to dry. Throwing the tennis balls in the dryer with them cut down on the wrinkles and the time to dry them.

(What, you thought I used the balls to play tennis?)

You may wonder, why I don’t use “Dryer Balls.” I did try them out several years ago, but for some reason, they would hit the door of my old dryer hard enough to open it. I would return to the basement expecting to find a load of dry clothes to fold and would find the door open, damp clothes, and a dryer ball on the floor. (The same thing would happen when I tried to dry tennis shoes in the dryer.)

I’ll stick to tennis balls, thank you very much.

I throw tennis balls in the dryer when I am drying jeans.

I throw tennis balls in the dryer when I am drying jeans.

 

 

 

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