Drying clothes has come so far. From the days of pinning clothing on a line outside to the days of high-tech dryers doing the job in less than an hour, caring for your clothing has evolved over time. Sometimes you may wonder if drying your clothes naturally as they sway in the air is better than the machine. We’ve got the lowdown for you.
Machine drying your clothing is and easy. You can eliminate many of the wrinkles in the machine as well. The main issue to many people is the expense of machine drying your clothing. There’s the use of electricity, the machine itself, and the maintenance expenses. Drying your clothes in the dryer is also not as easy on the environment due to carbon emissions.
It takes longer to air dry your clothes, but it’s worth it to many people. If you hang your clothes outside, the fibers in the clothing usually hold up longer because they are drying by the sunlight. They can usually keep their shape a little better as well. You do need adequate space to dry all of your clothing if air drying it. Make sure you give it enough time to dry before taking it down to fold so you don’t run the risk of mold growing in your clothing.
Things to think about
Don’t commit yourself to one or the other until you weigh the pros and cons. Think about the amount of space in your home, the weather, and the time you need to dry your clothing. Some experts say it is not wise to dry your clothing naturally inside your home because it can increase moisture in the air in a poorly ventilated room. This may create mold and fungus. It’s always best to dry your clothing outside in dry weather.
What’s the outcome?
It’s up to you if you air or machine dry your clothing. Ideally, it’s better to air dry for the health of your clothing. You will reduce time and money as well. Your health and the environment will also benefit. The only problems arise if you do not have the space or weather to hang your clothing to dry. Convenience is key to many people in this on-the-go world. Laundry is something that seems to always be there in a pile just waiting to be done. The way you conquer that pile of laundry is up to you.