My husband knows me too well.... I am quite a sucker for cute gadgets and cute animals. So, when I spotted dryer balls that looked like little, white hedgehogs, I was hooked. I pointed them out to my husband, who kind of shrugged it off. SO, I was completely surprised - and delighted - when I received said hedgehogs as a Valentine's Day gift! (Aren't they CUTE?!?!)
I have been using dryer balls for about 3 years now, and I really can tell a difference. Our clothes dry much faster with dryer balls tumbling around, separating the damp items with their little "fingers." They seem to reduce static and soften the fabrics, as well. (I have gone through two sets of dryer balls. The little nubs wear down after a while, so be sure to replace them to get the full effect!)
I've been quite happy with cutting down on drying time (and expense to run the dryer!)... and NOW, I am even happier when I get our clean, dry clothes, and little hedgehogs come tumbling out or little hedgehog eyes are peeping out at me through the clothing.
OK, you can say, "simple minds, simple pleasures," if you'd like. I won't take offense. I think my new hedgehog dryer balls are very useful... and so darn cute!
Now, THAT's neat!