Winter brings hot chocolate, cosy nights, and crisp fresh air in the morning. With all the joy winter can bring, it can also be the source of laundry frustrations. Clothes take longer to dry in the winter due to the cold air but with better preparations, you can stay on top of your laundry. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of winter laundry tips!
1. Choose a Room With The Best Drying Space
As the rainy days come more frequently, doing the laundry gets more frustrating. There is less heat so in turn, clothes take longer to dry. Luckily, there are effective ways to dry your clothes indoors.
To keep your clothes in top condition, we recommend drying your clothes in a room that has ventilation as it prevents mould, dampness and moisture damage.
When you do dry your clothes, be sure to place the drying rack next to an open window so there is good airflow that speeds up the drying process. It’s best you also close the door to allow the air to circulate around the room.
2. Hang Clothes Properly
As far as winter laundry tips go, hanging clothes properly is right up there in terms of importance. While it may sound obvious, it is unfortunately a common mistake many do. When you are hanging clothes, make sure the thicker clothes go on top so they can dry faster because air circulates most at the top.
For the clothes (i.e. thinner and smaller clothes) that require less time to dry, place them at the bottom.
3. Make Use Of The Sun
Doing laundry in the winter is like a game of cat and mouse; you need to take advantage of the sun when it is out. If it’s out, get on top of your laundry chores and use the drying clothesline outside so your garments can dry much quicker.
4. Re-wear Clothes
In the wintertime, you are less prone to sweating so clothes have less chance of smelling bad. Re-wearing clothes also reduce the amount of time you need to wash your clothes. In reality, washing clothes that aren’t dirty will not preserve their condition and will only waste energy and laundry detergent.
5. Wash Coats Twice In Winter
Your winter coats are essential for the season. Make sure you take care of them. The minimum times you should be washing them is twice in the winter.
To do this, you need to pour laundry detergent in cold water and place the jacket in it. After this, put the coat inside the washing machine and wash on a gentle cycle for 30 minutes. It’s essential you squeeze it gently before drying it on very low heat.
An extra tip for you, if you do add tennis balls in the dryer with the winter coat, it will help regain the fluffiness!
Everybody has a love/hate relationship with winter. As beautiful the scenery can be during this season, it does make laundry difficult, but we hope these 5 winter laundry tips have prepared you well!