Do One Thing: Clean Out The Lint Filter.

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April 8, 2009

This week’s Do One Thing is so very, very simple. Everyone knows there is a lint filter inside a clothes dryer, but how often do you clean it out? I clean ours out every single time I use it, which hopefully will be much less now that it is warm outside and I got the clothesline up. If you are not cleaning your lint filter out often, you are both wasting electricity and could be shortening the lifespan of your dryer. With a clean filter, your clothes dry much faster and your machine runs more efficiently – a win for the environment and for your wallet. So clean out those lint filters!

As an added bonus, if you have a fireplace and/or an outdoor fire pit, save up that lint as it makes a great fire starter!



  1. Even better. Get a clothes airer and hang your clothes on to that to dry. It might take a bit longer but at least you’re not using any electricity.

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