You surely make many compromises with your daily household works to keep up with the fast-paced modern lifestyle. One of those neglected works could be how you dry your clothes. Do you toss the wet clothes in a dryer and assume that you have saved your time? Think again! Because tumble drying may not be as beneficial as it seems.
When you put your just-washed clothes in the dryer for the sake of convenience, that's what Tumbledry is. While Line-Dry is letting your freshly washed clothes hang on the cloth line to dry naturally. Tumbledry is a product of modern technology and one of the smart appliances that a large number of people have chosen to make their life easier.
But, is it really making things easier for you? Have you ever wondered what could be the result of Tumbledrying your clothes? If not, then let's discuss why a dryer is not really an innocent home appliance.
Even though Tumbledrying is a last-minute savior for many as it dries up your clothes in significantly less time, but are you ready to put your dear clothes under the duress of all the artificial heat that would result in eventual damage. Maybe not! Line-Drying would allow your clothes to dry with the help of the sun and the air leaving your clothes to feel fresh and bright.
Doing your laundry does cause quite an expense already, be it for the washing machines, electricity bills, and the detergents or solvents. Drying your clothes in the dryer brings you some additional costs, and that's not even minimal because a dryer machine and dryer sheet are expensive, and you are also burdened with the higher energy bills caused by it. But you can choose to cut the huge expense just by going back to the natural way of line-drying your clothes that is not only eco-friendly but also a refreshing outdoor activity.
The continuous tumbling and tossing of the clothes in the dryer accompanied by high heat and steam pressure results in irreversible damage to your fabrics. The process that your clothes go through in the dryer shortens their lives. Hard to believe, right? You can be sure about the damage just by cleaning the lint trap after every cycle, and the lint that you see on it is nothing but your clothes' torn-up delicate fibers. In contrast, line-drying your clothes is devoid of all that toss and turn as your clothes dry up in the swinging movement caused by the natural wind.
Tumbledry is a completely mechanical process that can lead to not-so-good consequences, such as the shrinking of clothes and wearing off the fabrics. Washing in the cold temperature and transporting it to the dryer's hot setting causes agitation on the clothes. The result is all the microscopic tears that we can't see, apparently. A study reveals a towel washed and then dried in the dryer twenty times loses around 50% of its durability and tensile strength.
Tumbledry makes your clothes move in endless circles in the dryer, bundling them all together, which causes wrinkles on the clothes. Although the clothes come out of the dryer as soft and smooth, after all that twist and turn, they don't look ready to be worn unless you iron them, but when you choose line-drying, the clothes naturally gets their original shape and even the existing wrinkles due to washing dissipates.
Avoiding the use of a dryer would bring back your clothes' longevity, and it would be a refreshing outdoor time spent hanging the fresh and just washed clothes while enjoying the warm sunshine. We leave you with this thought as the ultimate choice is always yours.Read More
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