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I swear by my tumble dryer, especially in the winter I wouldn't be without it. My husband can't stand seeing washing drying on radiators etc so I consider it an essential. In the Summer we do dry our washing on the line. However, my sister has never owned one and is worried about the amount of electricity they use. I said they have come on leaps and bounds, the average cost of drying a load is 41p

How do you dry your clothes

beccatavender
18 days ago
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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap18 days ago

I dry everything that can go in in my drier everything with a transfer on get hung up round the house to dry

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lucyeva72
lucyeva7218 days ago

I put towels and bedding in the dryer and clothes on an airer in the spare room to save on electric. In the summer everything goes on the line. If the towels are a bit hard from being on the line, I put them in the dryer on the freshen up cycle with a dryer sheet to get them soft again.

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G0501
G050118 days ago

I don't have a drier so everything dries on the radiators in the winter, on the clothesline and clothes horses in the summer

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE18 days ago

beccatavender always, always outside. We wash according to the weather and have for the past 20 odd years since our tumbler packed up. I'd never have one now, too expensive and also I really do try not to waste resources. 41p per load sounds scary to me ... how many loads a week do you dry ? We lived in wet Cumbria and managed with outside and now in North Scotland and the same .... admittedly tho, we rely on the frequent winds to do the job before the next shower Image

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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18 days ago

We dry 3-4, I found that when we put it in the line in Winter it rarely dries. I don't mind seeing clothes on radiators but it's a pet hate of my husband's

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE18 days ago

beccatavender See I'd have a dicky fit multiplying the cost of 3 or 4 loads a week by 52 weeks ... but then not everyone can hang stuff out, I know. .... I don't like stuff drying on rads either...partly cos it means I may have to iron ... something I don't do (oops!) ..... If stuff's damp/needs airing, we have a couple of driers and put the stuff on those in the bathroom...the one warm room... and we can open the window some time afterwards to help with condensation. I guess it's what suits your lives ... like me refusing to iron!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

I dry mine on our heated airer. I don't tend to turn the airer on so it's just a normal clothes horse really, shirts get put on hangers and hung on doors, towels go over the radiators.

I do 3-4 loads a week, £1.64 a week extra on my electric bill is a lot to me.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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18 days ago

My husband just can't stand seeing washing around, so not hearing him moan.Its worth the £ for me 🙂

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig18 days ago

beccatavender my husband doesn't care about seeing the washing. My mum has a tumble dryer, she only really uses it for towels and bedding. She did use it often due to how much it cost but she didn't want to be without one either. It came in handy when we were staying one Christmas and our son had a stomach bug and we needed to wash his bedding each morning!

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hspexy
hspexy18 days ago

In the winter, it’s on a clothes horse indoors by the radiator. In the summer, it’s blowing around outdoors

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neo1
neo118 days ago

Dont have a dryer so I have an airer that sits on the landing at the top of the stairs, larger things likes sheets get slung over bedroom door

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lilyflower
lilyflower18 days ago

I have a tumble dryer but it doesn't get used much. I wash a load then put it on the airer overnight, usually in the kitchen in front of open oven, then in morning things either get 'finished' on radiators or left in front of or put in dryer.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx18 days ago

We don't have room for a dryer so wish we did tho it takes ages drying on the radiators

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant2618 days ago

I use the tumble dryer most of the time unless its really warm and i can dry it on the line.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin18 days ago

If its a decent day outside itll go on the line if not either tumble dryer or on radiator

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GSM
GSM18 days ago

Unfortunately I don't have outdoor space so drier all the year which I have as a full cycle with a big load takes 5 hours

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh18 days ago

I use a tumble dryer year round because the neighbour’s kids ruin any laundry I put outside. I’ve had it covered in more things than I care to think about because they think it’s funny to throw things at it, and the parents won’t do anything about it.

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possy
possy18 days ago

I put everything on radiators in the winter and in summer everything goes on the line outside

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Pjran
Pjran18 days ago

If it’s dry weather my husband actually hangs it all on the line otherwise it goes in the tumble dryer. I prefer using the dryer as it’s less creased. I would never put laundry on radiators to dry after all who would want to see our underwear?

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe18 days ago

I put mine outside on the line as it will blow even when it's cold. Also, have a clothes airer on my patio which is covered and that helps. Image

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