Lay a large, thirsty towel underneath small items of clothing and roll the towel up with the item inside. Wring the towel if it contains plain cotton items that will be ironed later. If the towel contains silk or woolen items, simply press the roll gently but do not wring at all. This technique does not dry items fully. They must still be dried in a way that is safe for the material.
Hang items on a clothesline, using clothes pins, to drip dry. A slight breeze coaxes wrinkles out.
Hang shirts or pants or other items on clothes hangers, using clothes pins where necessary to secure the items and then hang them on the shower rod in the bathroom. Be sure to put down towels to catch drips to the floor.
Place hand-washed sweaters and scarves on a drying net over the bathtub to prevent stretching while drying.
Tumble your hand-washed items in the dryer if the items are safe for machine drying.
Things You Will Need
- Clothes pins
- Large towels
- Clothes hangers
- Drying net
- Clothes dryer
- When hanging clothes on hangers to dry, avoid metal hangers since they run the risk of rusting. Plastic is ideal.
- Silks dry well when hung to air dry.