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Clothing Items You Should NEVER Put In The Dryer


If it wasn’t for the dryer, we’d all be waiting a full day for clothing to dry on its own. Luckily, we can dry our clothes in under an hour thanks to this trusty appliance. However, just because we can put all of our clothing into the dryer doesn’t mean all clothing should be dried this way. Here’s a few items you should leave out of the dryer:

  1. Bathing Suits – Many bathing suits have spandex materials built into them. High heat from the dryer can eventually break down this material over time. An inelastic bathing suit can cause your swim trunks or bikinis to fit loosely. The last thing you need is a wardrobe malfunction at the beach or at a family pool party.
  2. Unmentionables – All bras should be naturally air dried. High heat can cause all styles of bras to lose their shape (and we all know how long it takes to find one with a perfect fit!). You better play it safe and keep your bras hanging on the drying rack.
  3. Bedazzled Clothing – Do your jeans have rhinestones on the back pockets or fake crystals along the collar? Consider air drying your bedazzled clothing or you risk losing a jewel or two. Heat can melt the clothing ornaments and the tumbling can loosen them from it’s housing.
  4. Slippers – Every once in awhile you’re going to have to wash those comfy slippers you wear around the house. For the slippers made with sheepskin that make you feel like you’re walking on clouds, opt to air dry. Sheepskin will shrink dramatically when exposed to the heat from your dryer.
  5. Leggings – Every woman has that one or two pair of leggings that they wear more often than they should. If you want to keep those perfect fitting leggings for as long as you can, invest in a drying rack. Why risk tangling and shrinking these already fast drying fashion staples?

The dryer can make your life a whole lot easier, as long as you know which items to keep out of it. When your dryer is on the fritz, contact contact Tri-City Heating and Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.