A Trick to Boost Your Dryer

A while ago, I read somewhere (don’t ask me where; I have the memory of a goldfish) that if you put a dry towel in your dryer with the wet clothes, it will dry faster.  I thought it sounded kinda weird, and I didn’t want to get lint all over everything, so I didn’t think anything else about it.  Until tonight, when I impulsively threw one of my old dorm towels in with a load of wet towels. (I do things impulsively like that. It adds spice to my life.)

And it actually worked.

(I mean that it helped the other towels, not that it magically made my life more interesting.)

Now, I can’t guarantee that it won’t get lint all over your clothes if you try it (maybe go with an old towel), but it definitely works with a load of towels!  And with the wimpy dryers that they seem to make nowadays, we can use all the help we can get.  So try it next time, and let me know what you think!

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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