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Woman shares trick to drying clothes without a tumble dryer in just two hours

A woman has shared a simple hack for drying wet clothes in just two hours without a tumble dryer.

Alix Byrne, who lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her partner Andrew, was struggling like many of us to keep on top of her laundry.

Despite having numerous clothes airers, she couldn’t find space to hang all of her clothes to dry.

But one day while she was putting her bedding out to dry, the 24-year-old had a “eureka moment.”

As she covered the clothes horse with the bedsheet, placing it near the radiator, she found that the sheet had created a pocket of hot air, drying the clothes underneath within just two hours.

Alix swears by the hack

Drying clothes quickly in the winter can be tough

 

 

“It was kind of a eureka moment,” Alix, a postwoman, said.

“I was trying to find where else to hang the bed sheet to dry, apart from over the kitchen door which ends up smelling of whatever you’re cooking.

“I usually keep my clothes frame by the radiator, especially in winter and I just thought ‘why not throw the bedsheet over the frame, tuck the ends behind the radiator and under the stands then the hot air from the radiator will dry my clothes in hours.’

“I stay in a small, cosy, one bed flat with my partner and we always have two clothes frames at once as we have busy lifestyles and go through a lot of washings which takes up too much space.

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“We have a tumble dryer but to be honest, it costs far too much and doesn’t really leave your clothes smelling the best.

“I think the reason this hack would benefit people is it saves money on tumble drying. You probably have the heating on anyway as it’s January.

“It saves up space as your clothes would be dry within hours and the clothes horse can be packed away again and into the cupboard.

“Instead of the usual 24 hours and your clothes are still damp – then low and behold, it’s time for another washing!

“It doesn’t have to be a never-ending cycle anymore.”

Alix shared the incredible results on Facebook, where her post racked up more than 4,000 likes.

Thousands of users took to the comments section to share their own experiences and tips.

One person said: “Done this for years it’s actually brilliant all my clothes dry so quick!”

Another wrote: “Definitely giving this a go, takes about three days to dry an airer full of washing.”

A third commented: “Well this looks like a bloody game changer!”

Someone else said: “Omg why haven’t I saw this before, constantly wondering how to dry washing faster with all radiators being full, dryer full and clothes horse full.” [sic]

Alix also shared a few top tips to maximise results.

She said: “People ask if dampness occurs, but I use a double bed sheet over a king sheet so it’s not totally covering the whole clothes frame and there’s still gaps for the air to escape and heat the room up – win win!

“If you’re worried about damp, crack a window slightly or have a dehumidifier nearby.

“People have also asked if this can cause fires but I don’t think a radiator is hot enough, if you’re that worried just turn it down on a low heat for longer and keep an eye on it.

“I’ve found on a medium-high setting, they were dry within 2-3 hours and 4-6 on low give or take.

“My clothes also still smell fresh of the fabric conditioner because they dried so quick.”

 

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