Mum shares how she dries washing without tumble dryer
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Autumn and winter are fast approaching, which means bye-bye warm and sunny weather and therefore, goodbye to hanging our washing out on the line.
Those lucky enough to have a tumble dryer get to sit back as the rest of us create an obstacle of clothes driers around the house.
And in the midst of this, energy bills are still looking high with the cost of living crisis so having the heating on full blast to help dry our washing isn’t the thriftiest choice.
Instead, the savvy saver uses a plastic greenhouse to help with her laundry.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have an outdoor space it won’t work, but for those with some sort of balcony or garden, you’re in luck.
Taking to Facebook group ‘Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK', she shared a snap of a pop-up greenhouse filled with her family’s washing.
She wrote in the post: "Thought I would share my clothes drying hack.
"Not for everyone but works for us. A £46 plastic greenhouse. 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 post received thousands of likes, as well as plenty of comments from fellow parents who absolutely love the money and space saving idea.
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!"
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.