Do One Thing: Dry Loads Of Laundry Back To Back.

December 2, 2009

If you use a dryer and do a lot of laundry, did you know that drying your loads back to back saves energy as the heating element stays warm and doesn’t have to heat back up? So this winter while you are using the dyer instead of hanging your clothes outside, make sure to Do One Thing and do your drying back to back to save energy, money, and wear and tear on the dryer itself.

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Comments (3)

  1. This is one of the things I loathe about the dryer in the place we’re renting. No buzzer to let me know it’s done, and every cycle has a cool down portion. I really have to be paying close attention to get the clothes out while they and the dryer are still hot.

    On the plus side, I like to air dry laundry when the weather permits.

  2. Tara says:

    Good tip! But in the winter I have a couple of clothes racks I use indoors, plus the shower curtain bars.

  3. lavonne says:

    Better yet, hang your laundry and get rid of the dryer. I ditched my dryer three years ago & love the money I save.