Wondering how to dry clothes inside? It can be a hassle, especially if you live in a small apartment or don’t have access to a dryer. While drying clothes outside is an option, it’s not always practical, especially with Melbourne’s unpredictable weather, and in winter, forget it, your clothes will take days to dry!
Here are some reasons why you should consider a laundromat when you are wondering how to dry clothes inside.
Large Capacity Dryers
Most laundromats have high-capacity dryers that allow you to dry large amounts of laundry at once. At Nina’s Laundrette we have 4 dryers that can hold up to 5 baskets of washing! Larger dryers also make it easier to dry bulky items inside like doonas.
Dry your clothes in a shorter amount of time
Air drying clothes is a cost-effective way to dry clothes inside, but if you live in a small space, having your clothes sitting on a clotheshorse can be unsightly. Clothes can also take a long time to air dry in cold weather. If the drying process takes too long you risk clothes taking on a damp smell which means that you’ll have to wash your clothes all over again.
Using a clothes dryer will ensure that your clothes are dry in a fraction of the time. Depending on the material and amount of laundry a dryer can dry your clothes in as little as 30 minutes for linen up to an hour and a half for doonas and bulkier items.
Tips to efficiently dry clothes inside
Separate your laundry by material and weight
Once you have finished washing your laundry, separate your laundry so that different materials are dried separately. Lighter, thinner materials such as linen and cotton will dryer quicker than ticker materials like wool. By separating your laundry you’ll be able to control how long each item spends in the dryer and ensure that your garments aren’t damaged.
Read the tag before you throw your clothes in the dryer
You should always consult the care instructions on the tag of your garment or doona before you attempt to dry it in a dryer. while most items will be fine, others may shrink or by made of materials that will not hold up in a dryer.
Throw a couple of tennis balls in the dryer
Sounds weird, but adding a few tennis balls into the dryer with your laundry can actually speed up your drying time. Tennis balls are also perfect to dryer duck-down garments and quilts as they ensure the feathers don’t clump and leave your items nice and fluffy.