Fans of cleaning expert Mrs. Hinch have shared their tricks and tips to help people dry their clothes quickly during the winter months – without having to use a clothes dryer.
It can always be difficult to dry clothes quickly during the cold period, with not enough space and hanging outside.
Excessive heat indoors has been linked to breathing problems and mold due to trapped moisture in the home.
And even if you have a dryer, it can be very expensive to run.
Mrs. Hinch became an internet sensation when she began offering her tips and tricks for cleaning the house, Yorkshire Live reports.
Now, her fans regularly share their own tips on dedicated Facebook pages, including tips for drying your clothes indoors during the winter months.
Posted on Mrs. Hinch’s Cleaning Tips Facebook page, a woman asked for some tips for her to dry her clothes quickly.
Naomi White wrote: “Can I ask how do you dry your laundry indoors? I use a dryer and hang undried things in the hall on a rail but I put it away because there are too many people.”
“I wish I had a utility space but I turned it into a home office. How do you guys dry your laundry?”
Collaborating group members then took to the responses to advise what Naomi could try.
Chrissie McAllen commented, “Whatever you decide on, please remember that moisture needs to go somewhere.
“Drying clothes indoors, other than using a dryer, will need a dehumidifier or it will cause all kinds of problems with condensation and dampness.
“Opening a window now and then isn’t enough, I’ve been there, unfortunately.”
Dehumidifiers help remove water and moisture from the air, which helps reduce the buildup of mold and dust mites.
Although some dehumidifiers can be expensive, they can last for several years.
If prices put you off, most supermarkets sell passive dehumidifiers for around £3 that use crystals in a box that absorbs moisture from the air. It is not as fast as the electric device, but it is an effective and cheaper alternative.
Claire Linda explained, “I have very limited space for the radiator in my house, so I’ll put some drying on a rack and put the dehumidifier right near it.
“Not only do I worry about mold forming anymore, it makes clothes dry a lot faster, it’s a game changer.”
Some members of the group recommended investing in a space-saving drying rack.
Emma Manley writes, “I have a laundry rack that hangs from the ceiling in the kitchen and it’s great. It’s elevated so the laundry dries faster, and I even plug in a dehumidifier in the winter to help reduce humidity.”
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