Mrs Hinch fans are raving about washing machine hacks that help you dry your clothes faster

Mrs Hinch fans are raving about washing machine hacks that help you dry your clothes faster

As the cost of living crisis rumbles on, many are looking at ways to save some money at home – especially with high energy bills.

Some homeowners do their best to avoid using energy-intensive appliances as much as they normally would, but many find they still need to use them regularly. This is especially true with tumble dryers as the ever-unreliable British weather means many people are unable to dry their clothes outside.

However, there are some things people can do to keep costs down, such as getting a clothes airer – although laundry can take a while to dry and you could end up with a damp-smelling house. But one Mrs Hinch fan has found a solution – and it’s actually in your washing machine, not your tumble dryer, the Mirror reports.

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In the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips group on Facebook, a woman asked what the “trick” was to using a clothes airer after she claimed her laundry was taking ages to dry, and people rushed to her aid to tell her the secret – oh put the washing machine on an extra spin to get rid of as much excess water as possible.

The woman had written: “I bought a clothes airer. What’s the trick to using them? Took ages to dry yesterday and yes I have a cover. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.”

And one person commented: “Extra spin everything, it’s amazing how much more water comes out, really noticeable on things like jeans and hoodies. I have a high line so even a bit of time out in the wind is amazing, so much quicker to dry than a swirling line.

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“Also, my husband installed a small radiator in my airing cupboard, so I put things on hangers from the slats. Put light things on hangers and hang them on door frames overnight, they will be dry in the morning.”

While another said: “Put clothes on extra high spin in the washing machine to remove as much water as possible.” A third added: “After the designated spin, I do them again at 1400 spin speed. Underwear and socks go on top of the cover.”

Other tips people had included using two rods of the airer per garment, as this will mean less fit on the airer at once, it will spread your clothes out so more air can get to them.

Someone suggested: “I’ve been using airers for years. I hang two clothes across two rods instead of one. Put them on the airer at night in a room with the window slightly open. I then turn all the clothes in the morning and get to the next wash is ready to hang that evening, these clothes are dry.”

As another wrote, “For those of us who can’t keep the heat on, I myself do a wash a day and keep a dehumidifier on at least in the room for four to six hours.”

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