If you’ve ever wondered how to stop bedding from tangling in your dryer, you’re in luck. A Brisbane mum recently shared three simple tricks to stop sheets getting tangled in the dryer, and it’s easier than you might think!
Taking to Instagram, Liz Amay shared a video detailing her three simple tricks for tangle-free sheets and bedding every time. While it might sound bizarre, Liz says throwing clean tennis balls into the dryer helps smooth out your linen. “Besides reducing wrinkles and fluffing towels, tennis balls allow air to circulate in the dryer,” she said.
Another good tip is not to overload your dryer. So it’s probably a good idea to keep your bed sheets and pillow cases separate. While it sounds pretty simple, the majority of us are probably guilty of pilling everything into one load to speed up the process.
Lastly, she recommends speeding up the drying time, as she says this help to seperate twists and folds in the fabric.
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It didn’t take long before Liz’ followers praised her for the super-easy hacks, with one writing: “Such a good hack.” Another added: “Loving all your tips Liz.” While a third commented: “Oh my goodness!! I’ll have to get some clean tennis balls and try that!”
This isn’t the first laundry hack to make headlines. One mum sent the internet into a frenzy last year after she shared her secret to fresh, fluffy towels at home. Mama_Mila shared her simple hack on video-sharing app TikTok, telling her followers that they can “say goodbye to stiff, crusty towels” for good.
According to Mila, the trick starts with setting your washing machine temperature between 40C and 60C. Then, throw your towels in and add liquid detergent along with half a cup of plain white vinegar instead of fabric softener.
“Do the wash as normal, shake the towels and let them air dry … until nearly dry,” she wrote at the time. “Then, tumble dry them for just a few minutes until they are completely dry. This will help with the softness and absorbency.”
Mila explained that the reason vinegar works so well as a substitute for fabric softener is that it “breaks down the residue from detergents, leaving the towels soft and fresh”.
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