How to dry your clothes faster: Don't forget the spin cycle

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.08 - 2023 8:23 AM CET

Don't forget the spin cycle.

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There are plenty of tips and tricks floating around the internet on how to save time and money in everyday life. One of the most popular topics is laundry, but many of these tricks are either not very useful, quite difficult to implement, or could even end up costing you more money.

People are buying drying racks in droves to save energy on the dryer.

But as most people know from bitter experience, it can be a long process to hang your clothes on a drying rack until they're completely dry - especially if you don't have a lot of space and live in an apartment, for example.

How to shorten drying time

According to Pensionist, cleaning influencer Mrs. Hinch has a whopping 4.7 million followers on her Instagram profile. Many of her followers are so dedicated that they've started their own groups on social media to share their own tips and tricks when they encounter a problem that Hinch hasn't covered.

In one of these groups on Facebook, a woman who has just bought a drying rack (apparently for the first time in her life) asks what the "trick" is to using it correctly.

Several users join in the conversation, saying that they've tried all the tips and tricks they could find, but still haven't been able to shorten drying time on the rack significantly.

The solution is in the washing machine

The members of the Facebook group were quick to share their experiences, and there was a quick consensus that the best way to get your clothes dry faster actually starts in the washing machine.

As one user writes: "The extra spin cycle is everything. It's amazing how much water comes out, especially for things like jeans and hoodies."

Another user writes that she also uses the extra spin cycle, but that it's important not to overload the washing machine when using the final program.

Finally, another user recommends taking advantage of the autumn wind as a free source of energy. When there is no frost in the air yet, a day outside in the wind can do wonders for drying time, according to her.

Additonal tips

So, if you're looking for ways to dry your clothes faster, the best place to start is in the washing machine. By using the extra spin cycle, you can remove a lot of the water from your clothes before you hang them out to dry. This will help them to dry more quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money.

Here are some additional tips for drying your clothes faster:

  • Wash your clothes in cold water. Hot water requires more energy to heat, so washing in cold water will save you energy and money.

  • Use a smaller load size. The more clothes you wash at once, the longer it will take for them to dry.

  • Hang your clothes on a drying rack in a well-ventilated area. This will help them to dry more quickly.

  • If you live in a sunny climate, you can also hang your clothes outside to dry.

By following these tips, you can dry your clothes faster and save time and money.