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People Are Hailing Woman's Simple Drying Hack As Genius

Emma Guinness

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People Are Hailing Woman's Simple Drying Hack As Genius

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

A British mum has been praised on social media after creating a simple hack to stop your washing from unexpectedly getting wet.

It's not uncommon to experience four seasons in one day in the UK, and this can be a nightmare if you dry your washing outside. Check out this hack for your shoes too:


If it suddenly begins to rain, even if you're at home and quick, your washing can quickly end up wet again, but not with this simple hack.

It was invented by Abbie Orphan, 30, a mum-of-three from Essex, who decided to take action to combat this all-too-common problem.

She said she got the idea when she was taking her parasol inside one day.

Instead of putting it away, she slid it into a hole in her washing line to protect it from the elements of the Great British summertime.

Abbie wrote on Facebook alongside her brilliantly simple invention: "I mean I don't want to brag, but I'm a genius.

"When English weather changes quicker than you can get your washing inside (a little tip from my house to yours)."

What a genius hack! Credit: SWNS
What a genius hack! Credit: SWNS

Unsurprisingly, the post didn't go unnoticed on Facebook and it's been liked over 10K times.

"Genius!" wrote one commentator. "I love my clothes being outside. Brilliant idea!"

"Such a good idea and I bet the washing smells so fresh!" added a second.

As the UK is suffering from a cost of living crisis, this isn't just a handy hack that could save you time, but one that could save you a lot of money too.

The average energy bill price cap for a typical British household has increased from £1,277 to £1,971 per year, the BBC reports.

As a result, people are looking to cut back on unnecessary appliances and a tumble drier can be one of them!

Abbie Orphan. Credit: SWNS
Abbie Orphan. Credit: SWNS

Abbie added: "In typical British fashion it started raining and I had two loads of washing out on my bracket rotary washing line.

"I thought no way have I got any room inside for all of that!

"That's when a light bulb moment went off in my head and it suddenly made sense to use the parasol as cover.

"The tumble dryer is the most expensive utility to run in the house so avoiding turning it on is such a good money saver.

"To some, this might seem so silly and laughable but I just couldn't stop thinking of what a genius idea it was - so I posted it on a very large Facebook group.

"The response I received was amazing and I felt like I shared a great tip for keeping the cost down in these financially difficult times.

"Its just an idea from one family to another trying to save a small penny!"

Topics: Hacks

Emma Guinness
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