6 tips to dry your clothes faster indoors – TIPS & TRICKS

6 tips to dry your clothes faster indoors

When you live in an apartment without a balcony, or when the humid conditions that come with fall-winter make outdoor drying impossible, you’ll have to be crafty about finding a way to dry your laundry. Then we can of course invest in a dryer. However, this expensive appliance is one of the most expensive and energy-intensive in a household. It can also damage clothing, significantly increase dust levels in the home and sometimes even cause a fire. Also, most people will be happy with the classic clothesline for drying clothes, even if it is much slower. Fortunately, there are a few tricks that can be used to help clothes dry faster indoors.

This way you prevent the clothesline from being left in the middle of the living room for too long!

1) Start the machines at the right time

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Of the heat and presence of light during the day, laundry tends to dry faster during the day than at night. This is why it is better to do your laundry early in the morning or even the day before so that you can put it down before going to work. This way your clothes have all day to dry and you don’t have to wait long. In addition, it lets run the washing machine during off-peak hours, which makes it possible to realize great savings in the process!

2) The right setting to dry clothes faster

Do not hesitate to play with the spin settings when starting the washing machine. Wringing out the laundry properly prevents the clothes from getting soaked or too damp on the drying rack, which would significantly increase the drying time. So definitely do it push the spider to the maximum possible depending on how much your laundry can withstand without damaging. If necessary, if the clothes appear wet, do another spin at the end of the cycle.

3) The right place to dry clothes faster

Successful drying lies mainly in choosing the right place to dry the laundry in a very efficient way. If you choose a damp room (for example, kitchen, bathroom or basement), the drying time can be much longer. In addition, the laundry macerate and develop fungi. You can therefore find bad smells. A small room without a window or ventilation should therefore be avoided to limit the humidity.

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If you don’t have a porch or balcony, a well-ventilated room with a bright window is the best option. AN large room with good ventilation and a radiator or a water heater will do the job perfectly. You can also position the drying rack towards the oven when it is on to take advantage of the heat. The same goes for the wall heater in the bathroom that can dry washcloths and towels. On the other hand, as reminded byADEME, never put laundry on the radiator to dry!

4) Hang the laundry properly: a guarantee of good drying

You may already know the trick to smoothing and pulling clothes properly to minimize the need to iron them. We will! that’s not all. For the matter that interests us here, we must first of all take care of it: don’t put clothes on too tight on the clothesline or on the line. If you overtighten the laundry, the air cannot circulate. This prevents the fibers from drying properly. In the end, the moisture sticks and drying takes twice as long.

5) Dry some clothes faster on hangers

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To save space on the clothesline and ensure proper drying, you can dry some garments on hangers. Since t-shirts, shirts and dresses often end up on a hanger, this technique is doubly or even triples the benefit. These clothes are indeed dries faster without wrinkles and we can store immediately in the cupboard once drying is complete. In addition, the hangers are very easy to hang around the clothesline, on a door or even on a curtain rod if space is limited.

6) Move clothes from time to time

do not hesitate to repositioning clothes still wet while drying to help dry out areas that are still damp. Turning heavy clothing, such as jeans, while drying will help dry it and ensure it is even. It also helps to dry the areas where the clothespins are located and prevent them from smearing on the laundry.