Summer is ending, the days are shorter, it is less hot and it is raining: no more hanging the clothes on the clothesline to have them dry in a few hours and it is time to resort to arming yourself with patience and drying the clothes inside the house or pulling the dryer… that is, if we have it. Whether because we don’t have a dryer or because we seek to optimize energy expenditure by using it as little as possible, today we will tell you how you can dry your clothes as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Two premises about drying methods without a dryer inside the home. The first is that if you tend indoors, you are bringing humidity into your home, something that affects your thermal comfort and can take a toll on your health and household items. The second is that using radiators means that if the heating is on, you will be sacrificing heat at home, since you are blocking its output.
From here on, this trick will work regardless of the drying method you use: outside or inside, with a dryer or an electric clothesline: the key to drying your clothes as soon as possible is that it comes out as dry as possible from the washing machine.
Two essential features for a good washing machine
And here the main culprit is the washing machine. If you plan to buy a washing machine soon, our recommendation is that you pay special attention to its energy classification label, opting for the most efficient models and opting for the models with the highest spin speed. Thus you will save both on washing and drying.
But if you already have a washing machine at home and you do not plan to change it immediately, the advice does not change: the first thing is choose the maximum spin speed according to the type of load of clothes we are washing, this way the maximum amount of water will be removed without damaging the clothes.
Thus, you will have to spin delicate garments at low speeds, but heavy fabrics such as denim or towels allow you to turn the spin at full speed. In any case and to obtain better results, do not run it with the washing machine overloadedsince it is better that your hand fits inside the drum so that the clothes can move, so they will wash and spin better.
How to get almost dry clothes out of the washing machine
Once we have selected the maximum possible spin speed, there is a trick that went viral on TikTok that will help you speed up the drying process.
Before the washing machine spins, stop it, open the drum and insert a thick, dry towel. In this way, in addition to freeing the clothes from water particles resulting from centrifugal force, it also It will give moisture to the dry towel integrated inside, which due to its type of fabric tends to absorb it.
This way the clothes do not come out dry, but they do have less moisture., so it will dry faster. When the wash is finished, proceed to dry it as usual.
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