Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  

This picture is my new dryer ball.  Theoretically, it bounces around in my laundry and fluffs up the fibers in my clothes so it acts as a fabric softener without fabric softener.  There are a number of them on the market.  When I looked up the ratings, this one, which was $9.99 for two, rated higher than the $25.00 model.  I got mine from, but I've also seen them at and  I used it this weekend, and although I didn't think my towels felt as soft, I felt no noticeable difference in my clothes.  Maybe I can save money on softener sheets, save paper (or whatever softener sheets are made of), and save some chemicals from being released into the environment and onto my skin.  It's only been 5 loads of laundry, but I see no reason to go back.

So, it's Earth Day.  What are you on your computer for?  Go plant something or recycle something or give back in some way to the great, blue marble in the sky that we call home.
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