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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 10th Oct 16, 3:02 PM
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    Drying clothes in garage
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:02 PM
    Drying clothes in garage 10th Oct 16 at 3:02 PM
    Given the cold weather is drawing in just wanted to get some tips on drying clothes. Over the last few years we have just left them in garage or hung up next to the radiator. Now we have 2 kids the load is more and don't really want all of them strewn over the radiators.

    I was thinking getting a Fan heater and leaving it on for a couple of hours in the garage - but have heard horror stories of how these can catch fire!!!

    Any other suggestions ?
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    • smudger1964
    • By smudger1964 10th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:11 PM
    Tumble dryer
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 10th Oct 16, 3:14 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:14 PM
    Put all the clothes on an airer in the least used room, close the door and put a dehumidifier in there on a clothes drying setting.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 10th Oct 16, 4:27 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:27 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:27 PM
    How about a heated airer in the garage?
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 10th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:53 PM
    I know this cannot suit everyone, but I have a greenhouse out the back that I don't use. South facing garden. It is amazing for drying washing in Winter and on wet days in Summer.

    I suppose I should use it for growing stuff, but it's worth its weight for drying the washing!

    Other than that, a heated airer/clothes horse like those in Lakeland are great. My sister has one in the boxroom with a dehumidifier. Swears by it.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 10th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:56 PM
    Put all the clothes on an airer in the least used room, close the door and put a dehumidifier in there on a clothes drying setting.
    Originally posted by phil24_7

    ^^^^^ this is what I do.
    • bryanb
    • By bryanb 10th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:02 PM
    Tumble dryer
    Originally posted by smudger1964

    They catch fire too!
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 10th Oct 16, 5:06 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:06 PM
    I know this cannot suit everyone, but I have a greenhouse out the back that I don't use. South facing garden. It is amazing for drying washing in Winter and on wet days in Summer.
    Originally posted by melanzana
    I'd like to think none of these people on here who have problems drying washing have gardens
    If they do then I despair of humanity!
    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 10th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 5:32 PM
    If you have a garage or a covered area you can put a line up under there, even if they need to be finished off on radiators or in a drier.
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 10th Oct 16, 5:39 PM
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    I'd like to think none of these people on here who have problems drying washing have gardens
    If they do then I despair of humanity!
    Originally posted by andrewf75
    Oh despair away dear.

    OP did NOT say there was no garden... it's the rainy weather and the winter frosts I think are a problem for most people.
    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 10th Oct 16, 6:02 PM
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    Ooh I think I need a greenhouse now!
    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 10th Oct 16, 6:14 PM
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    If electric heaters catch fire the reason is most likely to be because they were being used to dry clothes and the clothes were placed so as to block the heat outlet vents of the heater. In fact most heaters are specifically labelled telling you not to block the vents..
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 10th Oct 16, 6:37 PM
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    Ooh I think I need a greenhouse now!
    Originally posted by Hoploz
    Mine is tiny. But does the trick!

    My neighbours ask what's growing there, and I say clothes!!
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 10th Oct 16, 6:48 PM
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    http://www.jmldirect.com/cleaning/clothescare/dri-buddi-portable-energy-efficient-indoor-electric-clothes-dryer/
    The man without a signature.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 10th Oct 16, 7:03 PM
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    We have a tumble dryer in the garage, so it doesn't take up kitchen space.


    Yes,they have been know to catch fire, but ours is only used when someone is home and the time needed is far less than the time a heater would have to be used, so the risk time is less.


    When they were a new idea, we wondered why people would want one ,except as a luxury item for those who had everything, but now find it very useful.


    I seem to remember thinking the same about CDs, video recorders and , many years ago....fridges (having been raised in a terraced house where food was kept cool on a brick slab in the pantry.
    • missile
    • By missile 10th Oct 16, 10:35 PM
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    We have a hot water cylinder in a cupboard large enough to hold a clothes horse.
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 11th Oct 16, 7:16 AM
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    Again, why not get a condensing tumble dryer and do it properly? No condensation to think about, less space than one of those airers and a dehumidifier, quick, efficient. A family really should have one.
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 11th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    Get a heated airer like this one:

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21736/Dry%3ASoon-3-Tier-Heated-Tower-Airer

    I use mine all year round and can highly recommend it.
    • Dragonqueen
    • By Dragonqueen 13th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    We have a tumble drier in the garage too, but I did look at the heated airers that Aldi are doing at the mo too.
    • SteelChair
    • By SteelChair 13th Oct 16, 1:47 PM
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    Would go for a condenser tumble dryer
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