An easy way to motivate yourself to finally do your laundry? Invest in some cuter cleaning supplies. And a great place to start is with Kikkerland's dryer buddies — AKA dryer balls shaped like little hedgehogs — which are pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Yep, even when it's been a long day and the absolute last thing you want to be doing is separating your light and dark clothes.
Hedgehog Dryer Balls, $6.99, Amazon
In case you're staring at these dryer balls like, "yeah, they're cute, but what's the point?!" — well, I hear you. Here's the BFD: Like dryer sheets, they reduce static and soften fabrics, but unlike dryer sheets, they do so naturally without any chemicals, and they're reusable, so they save money and don't create as much waste. They also help your clothes dry more efficiently, because they tumble around and help separate things, which allows the hot air to flow through everything better. These particular dryer balls do all of that, of course, but they also just happen to come with the extra special added perk of being just too damn adorable.
Hedgehogs aren't the only fun shape you can find these dryer balls in — there are also a pair of cacti and a cute little duo of puffer fish available on Amazon, too. Check them out.
Much like actual cacti, these little cuties prefer the hot, arid climate ... of the inside of your dryer. No need to worry about watering them!
Actual puffer fish may be super poisonous, but this pair of puffer fish dryer balls are as helpful in the laundry room as they are harmless.
All the extra spikes on these adorable little hedgehogs are perfect for getting your clothes extra soft in the dryer — no dryer sheets necessary!