I got married almost two years ago now. At one of my showers my mother-in-law bought the Dryer Max Anti Static Dryer Balls for me. I had never heard of them before then. She said that she uses them every time she washes and she said I will never want to dry clothes without them. She was right! I have always spent a lot of money on fabric softner or dryer sheets and she said that I would never need to buy those again. She was right again. I use them everytime I dry something I have never noticed the difference in having softner in my clothes or not. It completly takes away all the static in my clothes (mostly my silk tops) in the winter. It also makes my towels so fluffy. The only negative I can say about them it that they are very noisy. With the balls bouncing around in the dryer it makes it impossible to leave the laundry room's door open while I am drying clothes. But it is worth it by saving so much money on softners!