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People are praising man's 'genius' hack to get his clothes to dry faster

Lucy Devine

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People are praising man's 'genius' hack to get his clothes to dry faster

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@wilmill18

Drying laundry in the winter can be a tedious job, especially with energy costs soaring and many of us reducing how often we're turning on the heating.

But people on social media are praising one man after he shared a genius trick for drying his laundry - and it's a space saver, too.

People first noticed the trick when TikToker @wilmill18 shared a video explaining how he managed to stop condensation and mould in his daughter's bedroom. You can watch the video below:

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In the clip, the dad explained that at one point, the outside walls of the bedroom were filled with condensation, which caused mould and damp.

"I used to have a dehumidifier and all those little tricks, mould remover, it never worked. So last winter I installed this up in the loft, a PIV unit, it takes filtered air from the loft and just has a constant blast of air that comes out.

"That filtered air makes the house ever so slightly more positive pressure than the outside and it just constantly ventilates our house."

The TikToker shared how he managed to stop the mould and damp. Credit: TikTok/@wilmill18
The TikToker shared how he managed to stop the mould and damp. Credit: TikTok/@wilmill18

He continued: "The bedroom now, even though it's still quite cold in here when the heating's not on, the humidity has dropped from an average of over 80 per cent to always around 60, 70. Mould never returned."

A positive input ventilation (PIV) is a house air ventilation system that works by drawing in fresh air into a property from outside. The units can be installed in a loft space in a house or on a wall in a flat or apartment.

The TikToker shared the trick with followers. Credit: TikTok/@wilmill18
The TikToker shared the trick with followers. Credit: TikTok/@wilmill18

The TikToker explained that the unit cost £400 but was very cheap to run, and was even able to help with drying their laundry, thanks to it being positioned directly over the top of the washing lines, which are balanced on the stairs.

And people were quick to hone in on the washing trick, with many thinking the idea of hanging the washing over the stairs was genius.

"Can I see the clotheshorse over the stairs because I think you might be a genius," one person commented.

In a follow up video, the TikToker explained: "It's just an over the bath dryer taken apart into two and just propped up over the stairs. We've had it there for a few years, works a treat, heat rises and clothes dry much quicker."

The video has so far racked up nearly 30,000 likes from other users. Would you try this trick?

Topics: Life, TikTok

Lucy Devine
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