Friday, November 4, 2011

Bounce? On a bar??

Whew!  We got rid of cable, and now we use Hulu to watch TV.  This requires the use of my computer, which is killing my ability to blog!
However, I have to tell you about my Bounce Dryer bar!
I was sent one of these handy dandy bars to review on my blog!
For those of you who don't know, I have six children, and 1 husband.  I cloth diaper my toddler.  I have some bed wetting kids.  I have a teenager, and a 4 year old girl who change clothes all the time.
In short, I do a LOT of laundry!  My washing machine and dryer go almost constantly.
When I received my bar in the mail, I was super excited!  You see, anything to eliminate a step, is something I am all for!  One less thing to remember!
I popped it in my dryer and let the drying begin, without having to remember my dryer sheet. 
It works just as well and a Bounce dryer sheet.  Except that those dryer sheets sure have lots of handy uses, like putting them in dresser drawers, or the bottom of garbage cans, etc.  I suppose you could throw a whole bar in your dresser drawer, but that's a bit of overkill, I think.
The lack of other uses is a small price to pay to not have to think about a dryer sheet for the next 2 months (although I'm sure mine won't last that long because of the amount of laundry I do!).
I got the Bounce Free bar, but I imagine the scented bars smell just like the dryer sheets. 
This little bar is great.  No static coming out of my dryer in these dry months! Hooray!
The only drawbacks I can see are 1)as mentioned above, I like to eliminate steps, also mentioned is the fact that I cloth diaper.  You can't use fabric softener or dryer sheets of any kind when washing/drying your diapers.  It is sometimes difficult for this old mind to remember that I have to take the bar out for drying the dipes.  That whole process is a cinch though.  Just slide it and pull it out.  I just have to remember to do that!
And 2) I'm not sure what will happen should we decide not to use the dryer bar in the future.  There is a hard plastic part that seems permanently fixed to my dryer now, and I'm not sure how well it will come out.  You replace the bar by sliding it out of the permanent part and sliding a new bar in, it's just that hard plastic part I don't know about.  Is it a big deal to leave something like that in your dryer forever?  Probably not.  So maybe not a downfall after all!
All in all, I will buy these in the future! 


Kerry said...

I too use the dryer bar and love them. My mom got me hooked one time when I was there visiting!

I still have some cloth pull ups (and a few are diapers, but I'm not telling!) so I just hang mine. I have seven total, not anywhere near the number of diapers you are or will be doing, I know, so that part of the dryer bar isn't a draw back to me. I did have the same thought of just popping it out if I didn't want to use fabric softener on something.

Oh, a BIG tip, from a lesson I learned the hard way. If you dry shoes in the dryer and don't have that rack to sit them on (so they go CLUNK CLUNKCLUNKCLUNK and drive you crazy!!!) take the bar out. Or buy a new one. LOL

Cassie said...

You should try a wool dryer ball. Have you heard of it? You can make them yourself or people sell them on esty. Then you don't have to worry about using it with the diapers. I haven't tried one. My friend is in the process of making me one, hope she doesn't forget!!

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