Cleaning enthusiasts have shared some of their top tips for speeding up the drying process of clothes that were in the washer.
During the winter months, hanging the laundry outside is rarely a viable option and so it should usually be dried inside.
This can present its own problems, as space can be limited and can leave your home damp and smelly.
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As the Daily Express reports, there was a woman involved with this exact issue – and she headed to a Facebook cleaning group to ask for help.
Posted in Ms. Hinch’s collection of cleaning tips and tricks, she wrote, “Can I ask how do you dry all your clothes indoors? I use a dryer and hang things that aren’t dried in the hall on a rail but I put them 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?”
It wasn’t long before the woman’s post was full of comments from other users sharing tips on how to dry laundry quickly.
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One wrote: “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 remove water and moisture from the air, which helps reduce the buildup of mold and dust mites.
Although it can be expensive, it can last for several years.
The second added, “I’ve had a dehumidifier for years, and it helps speed clothes drying too.”
“I totally agree,” she bellowed in the third.
Another user explained, “I have very limited space for the radiator in my house, so I’m going to 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.
Someone suggested: “I have a laundry rack hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen and it’s great. It’s high so the laundry dries faster, and I plug in a dehumidifier in the winter to help reduce humidity.”
Some laundry racks fit into the cooler, providing more space near the heat source to dry.
Some fans of Mrs Hinch advised others to invest in a heated clothes rack, with one commenting: “I have an Aldi heated drying rack, it works really well, just has to rotate a few times.”
Another added, “I have an electric air conditioner and it’s really good. It also has molded bars that fit my sneakers.”
While some may think that they are a lot of energy, heated drying racks are more economical to operate than rotary dryers.
They can be purchased from various retailers, all of which vary in price.