Help! Static!

Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




We've been having an awful time with laundry static this winter. Any ideas on a natural anti static for the dryer? I wash all of our laundry, including diapers with Country Save, and just use dryer balls (the plastic things with the nubs) in the dryer. My husband desperately wants me to use dryer sheets but I've been refusing. Help!


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Vilate - posted on 03/22/2010




I think you should try these!
Wool dryer balls! I LOVE these! The static was what was keeping me from going more natural in my laundry. I make my own detergent, but I couldn't solve the static problem until I found these. Now I never use fabric softener! :) Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 03/17/2010




Thanks guys! I was really just looking for general laundry tips. lol I wouldn't in a million years think of using dryer sheets on my diapers! Thank goodness for spring, the issue seems to be clearing itself up. Wonder if I could use vinegar in a Downy ball in a front loader?

M - posted on 03/16/2010




Vinegar! It's a wonder solution. Not only will it get rid of static, it gets rid of odors, helps to improve absorbency and will soften your diapers. Add 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse cycle. Or if it's easier, add 1/4 cup to a downy rinse ball and throw it in the wash and it will automatically open in the rinse cycle.

As an FYI - you don't want to use dryer sheets. They will reduce the absorbency of your diapers and will cause them to leak.

Here are a few more laundering tips:

Jan - posted on 03/14/2010




Do you have a moisture sensor on your dryer or is it timed? Ours has the mousture sensor and will ding before and after the cool down starts, I find if I just take the clothes out before the cool down they don't have static and drying on medium instead of high heat helps too. Static is usually from over drying so if I do get a load that is really bad, like when I wash our fleece sheet set, I just throw a damp hand towel in with the dry load and run it on cool for 5 minutes and that puts enough moisture back into everything that there is no static. HTH

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