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Wash Clothes More Efficiently With Rubber Dog Balls

This is a twist on an old tip. I went out to my mom's this past weekend to do laundry. Because my husband and I have a baby bird, we go through many poopy and hand feeding formula covered towels.


I stopped off at a Dollar General to get laundry soap and hard rubber dog throwing balls. I threw both balls into the washer with my usual full cup of detergent. That was actually too much detergent for a large load of bird towels, so the next load I only added half cup of detergent and the clothes got just as clean.

I remembered the ad for those hard rubber balls, but didn't feel like paying $20 for them, and because tennis balls are cloth covered they can spread bleeding colors.

By Jenni from Lincoln, NE

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

Great idea! I'm going to pick some up tomorrow to use in my laundry! That is if I can keep the dogs from stealiing them!

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April 10, 20100 found this helpful

I just use old tennis balls.

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