Leaving your clothes to drip-dry on a clothesline is the most natural approach.
Many homes run all the laundry through the tumble dryer, but the fact is that you hardly need that to dry your washing. Previously the tumble dryer was needed to distribute down and feathers evenly in duvets, pillows and jackets, but nowadays the manufacturers don’t use down as much for ethical reasons. Another positive side effect of that presents itself, namely that there is no longer any need for us to use the tumble dryer.
Less tumble-drying and more drip-drying have many positive aspects. The clothes are cared for in a gentler way and for those of you who have used the tumble dryer, you can probably recall how much fluff you have to retrieve from that little fluff compartment at the end of each cycle, which proves that tumble-drying really isn’t all that kind to the fabric. You also save energy as the tumble dryer wastes a lot of energy. Totally unnecessary energy too, when you think of the fact that the laundry load will dry perfectly fine in normal room temperature or even better outdoors in the fresh air, letting a breeze caress your clothes.
By investing in a few metres of clotheslineor a drying rack to hang the washing on, you can extend the lifespan of your textiles. And, while you’re at it, get yourself a bunch of colourful pegs and some coat hangers too.