Why You Should Add A Ball of Aluminum Foil On The Dryer !
Static cling is such a drag, especially with some very sensitive materials. Don’t you get annoyed to constantly peel your clothes apart after the dryer finishes? Do you know that you don’t have to buy dryer sheets to solve this problem? You have the solution in your kitchen. It’s aluminum foil. Because the centripetal force […]

Static cling is such a drag, especially with some very sensitive materials. Don’t you get annoyed to constantly peel your clothes apart after the dryer finishes?

Do you know that you don’t have to buy dryer sheets to solve this problem? You have the solution in your kitchen.

It’s aluminum foil.

Because the centripetal force in the dryer makes the clothes rub from each other, they exchange electrons, and in that way, one piece of clothing becomes positively charged, while the other one is negatively charged.

When the dryer stops and the centripetal force is no longer present inside, the clothes fall on the bottom and stick positive with negative electrized. This is called dreaded static cling.

Throw in few aluminum foil compressed balls to fight this natural occurrence. The foil balls will discharge any static buildup that the clothes may have after the dryer finishes.

You could use the aluminum foil to make little balls from it that you would than use in your dryer while it washes.  Depending on how many clothes your dryer can handle, or the load you wash at a time, you would need 3 or 4 aluminum balls with the size of about 3 or 4 square feet of foil for each ball. Just press them really tight. This way you ensure they wouldn’t dissolve inside the dryer if they’re too loose.

So, basically, this is what you get:

  • Faster drying process
  • Cheaper way than buying dryer sheets
  • A chemical free option, compared to the dryer sheets
  • Can be reused!

Though you won’t get the extra scent from using aluminum foil balls and your dryer might work a bit noisier than usual, don’t worry – no harm is done.

Sources: https://lifehacker.com/ http://www.greenideareviews.com/