The Best Way to Dry Laundry in Winter

When winter comes and temperatures drop, one of the most complicated household chores is drying laundry. If you don’t have a dryer, it can sometimes become a real problem if there are a lot of cloudy days, the wind doesn’t blow or there is a lot of moisture outside. Those who do have a dryer, on the other hand, have it easy, although with rising utility bills, not turning it on would be more convenient. But even for those who would not be a problem, there are many delicate garments and some fabrics for which hot-air drying is not very suitable. So how to dry these cloths inside?

With this trick you dry the cloths in no time: you only need a sheet

If you have heat in your home, you can use the radiators to dry your clothes, however, resorting to a trick to keep the humidity in the house from rising. Radiators in winter are often on during the day, and the warm air can be used not only to heat the house but also to dry clothes. This trick was used in our grandmothers’ time and consisted of creating a hot air chamber to dry wet clothes. To do this, we will only need a simple clothesline, preferably those made just to be attached to the radiator, and a large cotton sheet.

Dry laundry quickly: do it this way!

  1. First, we need to place the clothesline on the radiator. That done, we lay out our wet clothes: sweaters, sweatshirts, underwear, jeans, towels, etc.
  2. When we have finished laying everything out, let’s take the clean sheet and lay it flat on the clothesline. This will also have to cover the radiator. In a nutshell, we will have to make a warm room around the wet clothes to make them dry faster.
  3. In addition, if we want to speed up drying even more, we can also use a dehumidifier, which will make sure that the air is drier

Be careful not to put wet clothes directly on the radiator, because by doing so the air in the house will not only become more humid and unhealthier especially if there are children and the elderly or people with respiratory ailments, but the laundry will not dry well, it will remain damp. This can lead to the risk of mold and mildew development and thus bad smell of clothes.

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