Add a full sized towel to every dryer load of clothes to save on your electric bill. I tried this after hearing it on TV, and it worked. It actually saves me between $30 and $40 on my bill, and I just do laundry for two.
By Brenda from N. Richland Hills, TX
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Simple tip to save energy and money when washing / drying clothes. After you wash your clothes shake your clothes out prior to putting them in the dryer. This will save energy and $ getting your clothes more dry.
When putting clothes into the dryer, add one large clean dry towel. This will absorb the wetness and your whole load will dry twenty minutes sooner.
Hang your wet laundry on a drying rack until it is about half or more than half dry and then finish it in the dryer. The machine will last longer and you will save tons of electricity.
Add a large clean dry towel to your dryer of wet clothes. the dry towel will heat up faster and help dry the other fabrics sooner.
If you have to use your dryer in the Summer months, why not get the most from it? As we should all know, it is very important to clean the lint from your filter with every load, but you should also clean the filter screen itself once a month.
Here's a tip for saving time and money when drying clothes. When taking a load out of the washer . . .
My bath towels never completely dry out after use and soon develop that "dirty smell" after just one use. Problem solved! Hang them from a skirt hanger and place on the shower curtain rod to dry!
I always run the extra spin cycle on my washing machine while I'm unloading the dryer. This helps get even more water out of your clothes before drying them.
I like to use dryer sheets, but they're a bit pricey for my tastes. So for some reason, one time I tried to tear one in half. It was quite easy to tear. Now I tear mine in thirds.
It's best to keep your dryer hot by running one load after another. It will help maintain your dryer's heat. It consumes the most energy while it is heating up. Clean the lint dryer between every use and don't over dry clothing.
Set your washing machine for one extra spin when doing heavier articles. It'll save loads of drying time. : )
Adding a dry towel to the laundry in your dryer will help get it dry faster. This is a page about using towels to dry laundry faster.
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When using your dryer. if you add a large dry bath towel with the damp clothing, it will speed up your drying time and help with your electric/gas bill.
Laundry dryers are great but you can get the same effects and save lots of energy $'s. Take the newly washed load out to partially dry.