A woman has shared her simple hack for drying clothes in just two hours, without the need for a tumble dryer.
Alix Bryne, 24, from Glasgow shared the hack on Facebook, after struggling to find space in her one-bedroom apartment she shares with her partner, Andrew.
She was fed up with her flat constantly having clothes horses up and when putting out her bedding to dry one day, she covered the clothes horse with the bedsheet, placing it near the radiator.
Alix was stunned to realise the sheet had created a pocket of hot air, drying the clothes underneath within just two hours.
“It was kind of a eureka moment.” Alix, a postwoman, told Jam Press.
“I was trying to find where else to hang the bed sheet to dry, apart from over the kitchen door which ends up smelling of whatever youre cooking.
“I usually keep my clothes frame by the radiator, especially in winter and I just thought why not throw the bedsheet over the frame, tuck the ends behind the radiator and under the stands then the hot air from the radiator will dry my clothes in hours.
“It saves up space as your clothes would be dry within hours and the clothes horse can be packed away again.”
She said: “People ask if dampness occurs, but I use a double bed sheet over a king sheet so its not totally covering the whole clothes frame and theres still gaps for the air to escape and heat the room up win win!
“If youre worried about damp, crack a window slightly or have a dehumidifier nearby.
“People have also asked if this can cause fires but I dont think a radiator is hot enough, if youre that worried just turn it down on low heat for longer and keep an eye on it.
“Ive found on a medium-high setting, they were dry within 2-3 hours and 4-6 on low give or take.
“My clothes also still smell fresh from the fabric conditioner because they dried so quick.”
She shared the hack on Facebook where it garnered over 4000k likes and users loved her tips.
One person said: “Done this for years its actually brilliant all my clothes dry so quick!”
“Definitely giving this a go, takes about three days to dry an airer full of washing.” Wrote another person
A third person commented: Omg why havent I seen this before, constantly wondering how to dry washing faster with all radiators being full, dryer full and clothes horse full.”
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