NOTHING compares to the frustration of finding your washing still soaking wet even after it's been sitting on clothes horse for ages.
This is a problem one mum knew too well... until she came up with a genius solution - and all you need is a bed sheet.
TikTok user Laura Williams uploaded a video on her @cleaning_at83 account, and wrote: “Hack for drying your clothes FASTER.”
She added in the commentary: “Everyone hates waiting for their clothes to dry on the airer, am I right?
“Here’s a little hack to get those clothes dry quicker.
“Put the airer next to a radiator, cover it with a sheet, tuck the other end of the sheet in the back of the radiator and then make sure the heating is on.”
Her helpful video has racked up more than a whopping 17,000 likes and people said they were keen to try the tip.
One said: “I love your idea.”
Another added: “What wait. I’m 50. I’ve never tried this.”
A third commented: “try that but with a fan pointing at it instead of a sheet over it. trust me.”
Recently, another expert revealed how to get clothes bone dry without using expensive tumble dryer - whilst saving a whopping £45 each month.
As energy bills soar and the handy tumble dryer is not an option for everyone, an expert has listed the benefits of an alternative - a dehumidifier.
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Dehumidifiers are electronic appliances that, like the name suggests, suck out moisture from indoor air.
Chatting to The Express, Chris Michael, Managing Director at Meaco, explained that not only can dehumidifiers produce the exact same - if not better - results for your washing, they will also save you loads of money in the long run.
“There are several advantages of drying damp washing indoors with a dehumidifier instead of a tumble dryer.
“Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the reduced cost. A dehumidifier can cost as little as 8p an hour to run in comparison to a tumble dryer that can cost over £2 per cycle.
''Additionally, Meaco dehumidifiers with a dedicated laundry mode will switch themselves off after six hours to save energy.
''If you’re part of a busy family, drying washing everyday this will save you £45 every month!”
Chris added: “While the dehumidifier is drying the clothes, it is also protecting the room that the clothes are in from potential damage that would otherwise occur in that room from long-term laundry drying indoors over winter.”
Unlike a tumble dryer, according to the expert, a dehumidifier is also much safer appliance to use.
“Over recent years, there have been numerous product recalls and high-profile safety notices against millions of tumble dryers because of various fire reports which has made consumers wary of using their machines.
''Drying clothes naturally avoids this risk.”
It's not just your wallet that will thank you for the investment - your clothes will benefit too, as air drying makes the garments ''feel softer''.
''By choosing to air dry laundry, you can help your clothes to last longer too.
''Garments are not exposed to the high temperatures from tumble dryers that can damage delicate fabrics.''
Furthermore, a key benefit of using dehumidifiers is that it retains and generates a substantial amount of heat which can also be harnessed to heat other areas of your home.
According to the pro, it is not uncommon for these devices to convert every unit of energy it consumes into 2.5 times the amount of usable heat - and this could notably reduce your dependence on using radiators or external heaters.
The best way to dry clothes with a dehumidifier, he explained, is to first hang all the washing on an airer in a small room.
Once the wet clothes are hung, you can then switch the dehumidifier on, leave it run for several hours and come back to enjoy a pile of fresh and dry clothes.