If I’ve heard from one reader, I’ve heard from a thousand—all with the same problem. Wadded up sheets. I feel their pain because I have suffered this problem as well. So annoying. It can happen in the washer, but also in the dryer.
My best solution, which only slightly reduces the problem, has been to launder one sheet at a time and then stop the dryer to rearrange and unroll a couple of times during the cycle. And really, that is no solution at all since it requires more time, energy, detergent. So ridiculous, especially because my washer and dryer are considered large capacity.
Big Fat Wadded-Up Mess
If I attempt to launder a set of sheets daring to throw in pillowcases as well, here’s what happens: The sheets get tangled and then roll themselves in a tight roll. The pillowcases wind up inside that big fat wad, making me wonder if they even got washed.
Untangling the wet mess before drying doesn’t help much at all as the process only starts again. The end result? A big wadded-up, wrinkled mess with random wet spots.
And now for the good news. I’ve discovered a fabulous solution. Some very smart person has come up with a gadget (made in the USA, yay!) that solves this problem. It is a square piece of plastic with four locking clips—one for each corner of the sheet (fitted or flat). Cleverly named Wad-Free, it prevents the sheets from getting all wadded up.
Buh-Bye, Balled-Up Sheets
This gadget keeps washer loads balanced and allows sheets to move and tumble more freely so they get clean and dry faster (the manufacturer says 75% faster) and with fewer wrinkles.
I enthusiastically recommend Wad-Free!
Who, what, where?
After brainstorming with friends with the same problem of sheets balling up and throwing their machines off-balance, Cyndi knew there had to be a solution and she was just the woman to come up with it.
With no background in engineering, product development, or manufacturing, Cyndi taught herself a modeling computer-aided design program. From her kitchen table, she created different versions, sharing prototypes with friends until she zeroed in on exactly what she wanted. And in June of 2020—in the middle of a pandemic!—Cyndi launched her business and the rest is laundry history.
Thank you, Cyndi!