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Best Practices for Using a Clothes Dryer

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Some people hang-dry all of their clothing, but with a clothes dryer, you can get a lot more laundry done faster, and without wrinkles. The quiet joys of having a working clothes dryer can be made to the fullest through these best practices for using a clothes dryer.

Tips for Using a Clothes Dryer the Best Way Possible

Read the User Manual Carefully

The first step is to read your user manual carefully. Take some time to consider all that the machine has to offer, like an artisan learning how to wield his new tools to perfect his craft. Knowing how to use your specific dryer is the natural first step to drying your clothes properly.

Read Drying Instructions on Garments

Likewise, mind the drying instructions on your garments. Some clothes are for the dry cleaner’s, some need to air-dry, some need to lay flat to dry, and others are fit for the tumble dryer on low heat. You especially want to protect natural fiber garments like wool sweaters from high heat to prevent them from shrinking.

Don’t Overload the Machine

Do not overload the washer or the dryer. They need enough bulk for the cycle, but too much bulk will restrict movement and ventilation. Untangle the clothing as you transfer them from the washer to the dryer to assist with the drying process, also.

Separate Fabrics

Some fabrics may need less heat and others may need more. If the difference is too great, it is wise to separate the loads. You might decide the air-dry some articles, put other items in the dryer on a heavy-duty cycle, and yet another pile in the dryer for a permanent press to reduce wrinkles.

Use Dryer Settings to Your Advantage

Once again, understand all your dryer’s settings so you can get the best results. It will reduce problems like shrunken garments, sopping wet clothes after a cycle, and a ton of wrinkled clothes.

Keep Your Dryer Clean

Keeping the dryer clean is the best way to ensure it keeps up the good work. Clean the dryer lint, the moisture sensor, and the dryer vent routinely.

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