The way you use your clothes dryer will affect the quality of your clothes and how long they will last. In fact, if you are not careful in drying your clothes, you will encounter accidents like removing your favourite jeans from the dryer and discovering it has shrunk.
To help keep your clothes free of wrinkles, stains, and damage, you can follow our guide for drying clothes the right way. Basically, different textures, colours, clothing materials, and weights will have an impact on the way you dry your clothes, especially on what drying method to use.
It is also essential to learn the right setting on your dryer and when to use the clothes-drying rack. Remember, when you pay close attention to your clothes and treat them with care, you may be surprised by the outcome.
What clothes can you dry?
As a general rule, clothing items that you usually wash using the permanent-press cycle in your washer can be dried in the clothes dryer. Although it is good practice to always check the clothing care label. On the contrary, you do not want to machine dry clothes that are commonly washed by hand. So, if you are not sure, just air-dry clothes and garments on the drying rack. This option usually saves you money and extends the longevity of your clothes.
The right way of prepping clothes for the dryer
It is important to sort your clothes properly, which means you should separate wash load by texture. So, put clothing items with similar materials together, and remove heavily soiled items from lightly soiled. Also, be mindful of your clothes' colours and separate items that usually bleed.
When you are already drying the items, you will need to segregate the clothes by weight. In addition, do not mix heavier items with lighter ones since light items may come out overdried while the other clothes are still damp.
You should also shake just-washed clothes before tossing them into the dryer since this will shorten the amount of time needed to dry these items. In addition, make sure that clothes are stain-free before putting them in the dryer. In fact, if you put stained clothes in a dryer, there is a possibility that the stain will become permanent. Also, shaking garments and linens will remove hidden items like socks, which may even reduce wrinkles.
Avoid overloading the dryer
Some people think that it will save time and energy to pack as many garments and clothes in a dryer as possible. In reality, this method is inefficient because it will take longer for the clothes to dry, and it may affect the appliance's performance in the long run. Therefore, keeping the dryer load small is important since this will allow the items to tumble easily and freely in the dryer drum. It is also a must to learn how to readjust large loads, such as blankets and sheets, especially during their cycle, so they can dry more quickly and evenly.
Another tips is to try using dryer balls to enhance the drying process and cut drying times
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