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    Default Cutting dryer time in half.

    One of my favorite tips is how to cut drying time in half when drying laundry in the dryer...and it absolutely works. Put a clean dry lint free bath towel into each load of drying laundry. Its amazing to me the difference in drying time for the clothes. It literally cuts the drying time in half.

    *I do hang laundry out in the summer time to save money but when its not an option this trick sure works.
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    I'll have to try this. Thanks!

    I usually try to empty the lint about halfway through a load. Seems to help a little.

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    I am going to try this , thank you!

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    I have to do laundry today, so if I have to put any of it in the dryer (hoping to line dry it all), I'll give it a try!
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    I'm so trying this!! Thanks for the tip!

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    Thanks, I'm going to try it, when I cant hang outside!
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    I line dry towels and then throw one or two in with a wet load and it definately cuts the dryer time. It saves also because I am not drying a load of heavy wet towels and it helps to dry the other load quicker.

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    Thanks for sharing this tip...will try this tonight.

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    I ♥ this tip, thank you.

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    it does work i have been doing it for about 2 yrs. doesnt actually cut the time in 1/2 but does cut down on the dryer time in general.

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    I have never heard of this, thanks for the great tip!

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    Thanks! I'll have to try that!

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    Thanks............will be giving this one a try.

    The fleece dry fast but the flannel sheets take a llllloooooonnngggg time and I usually have towels in there too.

    Anything to cut cost!

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    Our apartment building has a very old dryer and I usually have to go down and swap things out (pull lighter items and throw half-dry towels and jeans in with the next load of wet clothes from the washer).

    I notice that the second load usually dries a lot quicker with the addition of the towels.
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    Thank you! I am moving in a week and for the first time in 5 years(and my frugal journey) I will have my own washer and dryer....I'm looking for any tips or tricks to reduce drying time/energy consumption from these new appliances!
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