THE autumn and winter months can be a rather difficult time for drying clothes, especially if you do not have a tumble dryer.
And with bills increasing some much in recent months, even those with tumble dryers may find themselves having to go without using them for a while.
Cleaning expert Laurence Smith reveals how the get your clothes dry while preventing mould growing in your homeCredit: Getty
So while you may have to hang your clothes up inside your home to dry, there are some areas in which you should be avoiding doing so, as drying them here can lead to mould growing.
Speaking to the Express Laurence Smith, cleaning expert at In The Wash, has shared where the ideal spots for drying your clothes are.
He said: “Drying clothes indoors is not ideal because wet clothes release damp into the air which can lead to mould growth. However, it’s not unsafe to do so as long as your home is well ventilated. Luckily, you can take steps to reduce the moisture in the air.”
Laurence explained that you should try to avoid drying clothes in your living spaces, such as the living room, kitchen and bedroom.
He warned: “Avoid drying laundry in the bathroom as it’s already a damp space and you don’t want to add more humidity to the air. Plus, clothes will take longer to dry in an already-damp room.
“If you have a dedicated laundry room, a spare room or garage, this is the best place to dry your clothes.
“Use a drying rack and place it in a room that you use infrequently, such as a laundry room, spare room or even dining room.
“This means that you won’t be exposed to damp as your clothes dry and you can close the door, to keep in the heat in or encourage air flow by keeping a window open.”
Laurence also warns against hanging clothes on radiators to dry, saying: “Don’t place wet items directly on a radiator as this will encourage water to evaporate into the air leading to a humid room.”
Instead he suggests opting for a drying rack that can be attached to the ceiling, meaning that no floor space will be taken up, and it can be stored completely out of sight when not being used.
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