I know, I know. If it was that easy why isn't everyone using aluminum foil instead of wasting money on dryer sheets? But it is. In fact there is science behind it. It's as simple as taking some aluminum foil, roughly crumpling it into a ball, and adding a few of those to your dryer. It won't give your clothes that scent that dryer sheets do, but it DOES cut a lot of the static away from your clothes, which is at least the #1 reason I use dryer sheets. But how does it work? Easy - it all comes down to ions.
You see, what causes static electricity in the first place is run away ions. You can read more here on a quick and simple rundown on what causes static electricity if you're interested. My theory is that as aluminum is a pretty good conductor that it simply discharges any of the static in your dryer, instead of allowing it to build up on the clothing. Another alternative you see mentioned online is wool dryer balls or tennis balls, but those don't work on static, only on speeding up drying time and making clothes fluffy.
So has anyone tried this? Since I take my clothes to the laundromat I've been a bit hesitant to personally try it, but I'd love feedback on if you think it works well or not. Leave a comment here or over on our facebook page.