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Genius mum shares how she dries washing without tumble dryer

Daisy Phillipson

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Genius mum shares how she dries washing without tumble dryer

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK

A genius mum has been praised for her hack showing how she dries her clothes - without a tumble dryer or having huge racks inside her house.

With the winter months approaching, we can wave goodbye to hanging our washing outside on the line.

At the same time, energy bills are sky high right now amid the cost of living crisis, meaning having the heating on full blast while trying to dry clothes inside the house is not the thriftiest option.

Those of us without a tumble dryer might struggle to dry clothes as winter draws in. Credit: Pixabay
Those of us without a tumble dryer might struggle to dry clothes as winter draws in. Credit: Pixabay

But thankfully a mum has taken to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK to share how she gets the job done using a plastic greenhouse.

Unfortunately if you don't have an outdoor space then this won't work. But for families who have at least some sort of a balcony or garden, this might be the trick for you.

Alongside a photos illustrating just how much washing she manages to fit in the greenhouse, she wrote: "Thought I would share my clothes drying hack.

"Not for everyone but works for us. A £46 plastic greenhouse.  

A mum has shared how she uses a plastic greenhouse to dry her family's washing. Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK
A mum has shared how she uses a plastic greenhouse to dry her family's washing. Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK

"We don't have room for large airers indoors and also not ideal to have wet washing around due to having asthmatic children.

"We only have storage heaters so can't dry clothes on them either.

"Come the spring I will use the greenhouse for its proper purpose and grow plants with my children."

The Sun reports that the post has received thousands of likes, as well as plenty of comments from fellow parents who absolutely love the money and space saving idea.

People praised the money and space saving idea. Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK
People praised the money and space saving idea. Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK

One commenter wrote: "This is a fantastic idea! I don't have a garden, but I do have an enclosed balcony that I dry washing on, usually with the aid of a dehumidifier.

"If I get a smaller greenhouse I can pop it over the airer and dehumidifier and it should dry quicker too, saving more on the cost of the dehumidifier. 

"I'm super happy you posted as it's not something I'd have thought of."

Others shared similar hacks, including this person who said: "I dry mine in a gazebo every year."

If you want to give it a go yourself, there are plenty of plastic greenhouses available to buy online, with prices starting from just £20.

And if you're lucky enough to have a tumble dryer, you might want to try this hack from a woman who said it could save your use by up to 30 percent.

Aussie based TikToker @refinedliving decided to share the top tip on her page, saying: "Wet clothes and need them to dry faster? Simply add a dry towel for the first 15 minutes!"

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The content creator then filmed herself throwing her laundry into her tumble dryer before adding in a towel on top and setting the machine timer to 15 minutes.

When time was up, she opened up the dryer door, pulled out the towel and explained: "This speeds it up over 30 percent."

It makes sense - a towel is built to absorb moisture, so chucking a dry one in with your freshly washed clothes will soak up any dampness.

That'll lead to a quicker overall drying time, instantly saving money on your energy bills, and getting your favourite trousers dry in record time. Genius.

Topics: Life, Home, Parenting, Money, Hacks

Daisy Phillipson
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