Using Your Clothes Dryer

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated March 9, 2020)

Drying clothes is one of those necessary things when it comes to laundry. It's the second half of laundry day: you wash and then you dry. Drying your clothes seems like it would be simple however just to be on the safe side, you should follow some simple rules to keep everything as it should.

When using your dryer, you don't have to dry your clothes all the way like some people think. You can rather partially dry something to prevent shrinking or to protect the fabrics. Dryers aren't as cut and dry as you may think and you actually have much more control over your laundry machines than you give yourself credit for. Become acquainted with the various features of your dryer; know the different tumble settings, the different temperature settings, and the different time settings. This way you can best launder your clothes and keep them as nice as possible.

You can also dry your clothes so that your ironing is cut down. Give wrinkled clothes a tumble. If you are one of those people who still irons your clothes, you'll be amazed to learn that your dryer holds the secret to a wrinkle-free wardrobe. Just throw your rumpled items into the dryer with a damp towel and a fabric softener sheet. Using a low temperature setting, toss for a few minutes and take out immediately. Hang them up (or put them on) while still warm and wrinkle free.

If you want the best quality of drying possible from your dryer, you need to take care of the machine. Dispose of doodads in your dryer. Fish out those nickels and dimes rattling around in your dryer and empty the lint building up in the filter, find those dollar bills hiding in pockets. Go through your dryer regularly and remove anything that shouldn't be there; if you do that not only will your dryer perform its best but you might also end up with some nice extra cash on laundry days!

Something else to keep in mind with drying your clothes is stains. If you ever have a stain on an item of clothing or fabric, always make sure that the stain has been totally removed before you place the item in your dryer. The heat of the dryer can set the stain, making it almost impossible to remove.

Drying your clothes is simple and easy, but remember that simple and easy doesn't mean you have to shirk on quality. With the dryer you have now you have every ability to keep your clothes nice and fresh and even wrinkle free. If you take care of your dryer then you take care of your clothes and if you utilize the various features of your dryer then you ensure that your clothes are being maintained as best as possible.

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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