RETIRED 2/6/23 How it Works
Wad-Free® is simple and easy to use! Video, photos, instructions, and tips are below:
Attaching Wad-Free is Easy (and Similar to a Garter Clip):
1. Slide the clear round tab toward center to release it. Cover the open tab completely with fabric near the corner of your sheet, including plenty of fabric slack.
Note: The standard location for the fitted sheet is at the elastic edge; please see below for an the alternate attachment location for fitted sheets with thick elastic, full elastic, and deep pockets.
2. Poke the fabric-covered tab through the round hole in the base.
3. Slide the fabric-covered tab down into the channel, giving the sheet a slight tug back to make certain it is secure.
4. Attach the four corners of the sheet to the four tabs of Wad-Free. The completed sheet will look like a little parachute.
Every sheet in the load – both flat sheets and fitted sheets – must be attached to it's own Wad-Free.
The Gentle/Delicates cycle is best, and never use a high spin speed.
After the load is finished, remove the Wad-Free and store it for next time.
Alternate Attachment Location:
Alternate Attachment Location: If your fitted sheet has thick elastic, full elastic, deep pockets, or the standard attachment location at the elastic edge doesn't yield good results for you, use the alternate attachment location along the corner pocket seam: follow the corner pocket seam 10" to 24" from the edge of the sheet. At this point, place that double-layer of fabric over an open tab and push the fabric-covered tab up through the hole, then back into the channel instead of using the fabric near the elastic edge. You can experiment with how far up from the elastic edge to attach Wad-Free.
How to Load Your Appliances:
When you load your appliances, be sure to do so according to the manufacturer's specifications, and also so that sheets start the cycle separately to begin with.
Pick each sheet up by the Wad-Free so that it resembles a parachute as you load them one at a time into your appliances.
For top-loading washers, place the sheet with the Wad-Free on the top of the load. For top-loading washers without an agitator, most appliance manufacturers specify loading sheets around the perimeter like a donut, as if a center agitator were there.
Transfer sheets one at a time to the dryer.
How to Select Your Appliance Settings:
Don’t damage your sheets! Please select the appliance settings that match your fabric care instructions. A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free for Bed Sheets. Select:
• Gentle/Delicates or Normal cycle (using a low or medium spin speed. In some washers you may have to manually dial down the spin speed if the default is high spin.)
• Cold or Warm water
• Low or Medium spin speed
• Low or Warm dryer
A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free for Bed Sheets.
Tips and Tricks:
Tip #1 Try attaching the Wad-Free as you strip the bed; it is easier to manage and to find the corners that way.
Tip #2 You don't have to attach the Wad-Free exactly at the corners. If your sheet has a seam or trim, just attach it a few inches away.
Tip #3 Some fitted sheets – including those with thick elastic bands, full elastic, and deep pockets – work better when the corner seams are attached 10"-24" up from the edge of the sheet instead of at the elastic edge. This Alternate attachment location is demonstrated in the How-To Video.
Tip #4 You'll find the drying time decreases significantly. In fact, if you let the dryer run too long when everything is in a dry state, the sheets might roll up; if this happens, shorten the dry time next time.
Tip #5 If the tabs open up or dislodge, lower the spin speed. Making sure the sheet is secure in the channel prior to the wash often eliminates the problem. If a tab comes out of the base, reinsert it from the bottom, one pointy wing at a time. The tabs are replaceable should they ever wear out or get lost. Please contact us for replacement parts.
Tip #6 The tab will leave a small dimple on the sheet. Most won't be visible, but if it bothers you, remove the Wad-Free a few minutes before the sheets are dry.
Tip #7 If desired, the Wad-Free can be left attached to one bottom corner, tucking it in as you make the bed. That way you won't have to go looking for it next time.
Bonus Feature The Wad-Free makes it faster and easier to fold your sheets (or put them back on the bed) because all the corners are right there for you!
Please follow the fabric care instructions of your sheets. Most sheets require the "Gentle/Delicates" or "Normal" setting using cold or warm water, and a low or normal dry cycle, which might not be compatible with the Bedding, Bulky, Sanitize, Allergen, Cottons, Quick Wash, Heavy Duty, or other settings on your appliances. Wad-Free is designed to be used in conjunction with the fabric care instructions of your sheets. A high spin speed is not to be used when using Wad-Free. If your washer's "Normal" cycle uses a high spin speed, please manually dial it down.
Wad-Free is not for use with bamboo, eucalyptus, or rayon sheets which (unlike cotton) are very weak when wet, agitated, or dried, thus require extra gentle care. (Note that rayon goes by many names, including viscose, modal, lyocell, Tencel, acetate, cuprammonium, nitro silk, Bemberg silk, and art silk, and all fabrics claiming bamboo, eucalyptus, and beechwood are rayon.)
Not recommended for weakened, thinned, damaged sheets.See our Troubleshooting page if you are having trouble using your Wad-Free, and please reach out to us if you need help!