Winter is a very difficult season to manage, especially since it breaks many of our routines. Among these we can definitely mention washing in the washing machine, which must be scheduled according to the weather otherwise you risk leaving your laundry in the drum for days. However, there are simple solutions such as hanging out clothes at home, but how to get them dry well and completely? Let’s take a look together at some tips you can follow to get perfect laundry even if not hanging out on the balcony!
Choose the perfect room
The first tip I cannot help but give you is undoubtedly to choose a suitable room to put the clothesline. This factor is important because laundry fabrics absorb whatever odor is put before them, so if you have an open room between the kitchen and living room, putting the clothesline there is not really a good idea. Prefer airy and well-lit rooms, especially choose a room that you do not enter often, so as not to “contaminate” too much the air inside, which will remain fresh.
Have heat sources
Another very important thing is to have heat sources that will allow the cloths to dry sooner and not have bad odors. Often the wind from outside is particularly cold and humid, this will weigh down the air and the cloths will not dry soon and more importantly they will dry badly. So put the clothesline near a radiator or any other source of heat, always keeping it at a proper distance. Next go and turn the clothesline from time to time so that the drying is even.
The salt trick is part of the ancient grandmother’s remedies that fall flat among our suggestions! You may not know that salt is a great ingredient that naturally absorbs surrounding moisture, which is why it is used in the home and especially in the bathroom during winter. Since putting wet cloths in a room greatly increases the moisture content, you will simply have to put a jar full of salt at the foot of the clothesline. If you dry cloths in the house often, change the salt when you see it is melting and that’s it!
As mentioned earlier, one of the basic rules for not having problems while drying clothes is to let plenty of air through! This is why we stressed the importance of choosing a room with at least one window, although a balcony is best. Letting air through, along with heat sources, are a perfect combination to have perfectly dry cloths in the shortest possible time and without incurring unpleasant odors!
Adjust the spin cycle
This tip is worth considering at the time of washing. As you well know, the spin cycle is the last step in a washing cycle that allows you to remove as much water as possible from the clothes.
This step also depends on the revolutions you set: if the day is wet and rainy, set more spin cycles so that you do not have an excessive amount of water to dry. Of course, do not use this advice if you are washing delicate fabrics such as wool, silk and whatnot.
When they are dry
Last tip is to be implemented when the cloths are dry. First of all, precisely, they should be taken off the clothesline when even the last drop of water is dry: no laying damp cloths in the furniture! Check this step well because here you may run into problems with hardness of the cloths and especially with stench. Also, put a bag full of bay leaves in the closet and drawers so that they will smell and fight moisture and moths.
We recommend that you always read the washing labels on your clothes so you don’t get the process wrong.