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A better way to dry clothes

Energy Star doesn't rate dryers. I say it's because they're inherently inefficient. ButEnergy Star states that all models use similar amounts of energy, so there's no point.

I prefer my two dry racks — outside in summer, inside in winter (my husband loves "crunchy" jeans and towels).

So any attempt to make your dyer eco-friendlier is up to you! BC Hydro has great tips to shrink drying time, including using dryer balls.

Meet Jennifer. She turned her Christmas project to cut costs and gift something hand-crafted into ULAT, an eco-friendly wool dryer ball business!

Each ball weighs about two ounces. Use three at a time to absorb moisture, rotate clothes, and provide better air circulation.

Why use wool dryer balls?

  • Depending on the make and model of your dryer, they decrease drying time by 30 to 50 per cent, saving energy and money
  • Decreased wrinkles = less time ironing!
  • No static
  • Safe for people with sensitive skin (works well with cloth diapers

How to use wool dryer balls

  • Best for natural fibers, like cotton (not acrylics or polyester blends)
  • Use all three at once to ensure balance, consistency, and efficiency
  • They'll pill—it means they're working
  • To scent clothes, add a few drops of an essential oil to each
  • Store them in a well-ventilated area (never in plastic)

Do wool dryer balls work in all types of dryers?

Yes. But the size of the laundry load, model, and make of machine will determine the degree of efficiency. A newer machine will have better efficiency performance overall. But you can reduce drying time by 30 per cent even with an older dryer model.

Whats going on in Campbell River

Fashion Inferno: CR Community Centre, doors open 6pm, dinner at 7pm.  There will be a fashion show, dinner & dance, champagne reception & hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, and a silent & live auction.  Proceeds go towards the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.  Presented by the CR Fire Fighters, Members of IAFF Local 1668.  Must be 19 Years or Older - ID Required.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Phone Number: 
250) 287-8221
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Seedy Saturday - Annual Community Seed Exchange of organic heritage seeds and Agricultural Trade Fair with vendors from all over vancouver Island. Many professionally grown organic non GMO seeds will be on sale and booths with bees and beneficial bugs. We have a kid's activity room, the Seedy Cafe with delicious organic, vegetarian food. A local gardener will talk about soil as we are "Celebrating Soil".

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:00am
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