How to get washing dry (in winter)
The cold, damp winter months can make drying laundry a challenge. Experts often warn against drying laundry indoors, but it’s really hard to avoid in the winter. Here are some tips and tricks on how to dry your laundry indoors, without messing with the humidity and indoor climate in your home.
AVOID DRYING LAUNDRY IN A LIVING ROOM OR BEDROOM
If you have no other option than to dry your laundry indoors, it’s important to take certain precautions in order to prevent allergic reactions, and mildew and mould in your home. It’s advisable to avoid drying laundry in the rooms where you spend the most time: for example, the living room and bedroom.
Instead, you should place the drying rack in the bathroom, the kitchen or hallway where you spend less time. A wall-mounted drying rack is also an option, if you have place for one in your bathroom. It takes up no floor space and you can fold it away when it’s not in use.
CREATE VENTILATION AND ALLOW FRESH AIR INTO YOUR HOME
Open windows are the best way to allow fresh air from outside to flow freely into your rooms. Fresh air can prevent moisture damage and create a more pleasant, fresher indoor climate in your home. That is why it is so important to air your home even more on days when you have damp laundry drying indoors. The fresh air also ‘replaces’ the existing air in the room and helps you achieve a healthier, better indoor climate.
WATCH OUT FOR MOISTURE DAMAGE WHEN YOU DRY LAUNDRY INDOORS
Drying your laundry indoors also affects the air humidity in your rooms. So carefully consider how to avoid moisture damage in your home, since moisture damage can lead to both allergy and headache.