No More Damp Sheets: De-Clump Your Dryer Halfway Through Its Cycle

No More Damp Sheets: De-Clump Your Dryer Halfway Through Its Cycle

Unloading your laundry and finding damp sheets can be extremely annoying. Ensure your sheets come out dry by stopping your dryer in the middle of a cycle and mixing up the items inside so they're not clumped together.

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Jennifer Hunter suggests at Apartment Therapy:

Stop the dryer halfway through its cycle and de-clump — If you can remember to check, giving your load a manual fluffing mid-cycle will keep everything from having so much dryer time to form a really massive tangle.

Although the original post mentioned this as a solution for wet sheets, this could work for the rest of your laundry as well. Socks might get stuck in a robe or towel, or a t-shirt could be stuck in part of the dryer. Manually de-clumping in the middle of the cycle will prevent you from having to do another load, which saves you electricity and time. That said, hanging your sheets out is always cheaper (and potentially faster during an Australian summer!)

Tips for a Better Laundry Day: Solving the Wad of Wet Sheets [Apartment Therapy]


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    That said, hanging your sheets out is always cheaper (and potentially faster during an Australian summer!)
    I came here to say exactly that. You beat me to it!

    Don't most modern day dryers do this anyway? By that I mean, every few minutes it reverses which way the drum rotates effectively de-clumping your clothes?

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