‘Game-changing’ tumble dryer hack keeps clothes smelling ‘fresh’
How safe is your tumble dryer? Alice Beer investigates
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Tumble dryers are the fastest way to dry washing, however, they are costly to run which isn’t ideal as energy bills continue to surge. Tumble dryers can also leave clothes smelling musty and unpleasant despite smelling fresh when they were first washed. With this in mind, fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared a simple solution that ensures clothes continue to smell “fresh” after they’ve been in the tumble dryer.
The cleaning and lifestyle influencer has more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram and often shares her garden and home tips online.
Fans of hers have taken to social media in recent years to share their own hacks for solving common household problems.
On one such group, Facebook user Gemma Wilson asked: “What do people use in their tumble dryers to keep their washing smelling fresh?”
The post was inundated with responses from cleaning enthusiasts but the most suggested solution was to use woollen dryer balls.
Sharon Andrea said: “Just bought wool dryer balls, game changer! Washing smells lovely and bonus – no ironing!”
Sharon added later on: “You won’t regret buying them, only had mine a few days, I’m amazed!”
Ginaa Magri commented: “I used to use sheets but instead bought four woollen dryer balls.
“Keeps clothes smelling like they do out the wash or air dried. They also quicken the drying.”
Joanna Harrington wrote: “Use lambs’ wool dryer balls and you can drop essential oils in them, let it soak in and then it scents the washing.
Eight plants to combat condensation and mould in your home [INSIGHT]
Dad’s ‘game changer’ hack to eradicate ‘damp, mould and condensation’ [UPDATE]
‘Key area’ to clean with 80p item to remove washing machine smells [ANALYSIS]
“Clearly you have to let them dry up or be careful what you are drying due to it being oil.”
Wool dryer balls can be bought online and from some local supermarkets and shops.
Reusable Wool Tumble Dryer Balls Home Natural Laundry Anti-winding Clean Ball cost £2.72 for six from eBay.
Wool felt balls cost £4.99 from Amazon for 20 felt balls. Three Pure Wool Laundry Dryer Balls Set cost £12.99 from Not On The High Street.
Other suggestions for keeping clothes smelling fresh in the tumble dryer included using scent boosters, washing pods, dryer sheets, laundry conditioner soaked into a cloth and emptying the tumble dryer regularly.
Looking for a new home, or just fancy a look? Add your postcode below or visit InYourArea
Sandra Armstrong suggested: “Scent boosters that you put in the washer are brilliant. Lenor are the best ones.”
Sarah Jane Kirkham replied: “Frosted eucalyptus washing pods and the same scent boosters in the washing machine and Lenor Awake tumble sheets smell so good.”
Allison Johnson said: “I clean mine out every time it’s used. Empty the water container, rinse the filter out and remove the lint. Remember to leave the door open until it cools down.”
Beard Demi-lea commented: “Lenor sheets but I find you need loads to be able to smell [them]. I cover a sock in comfort and add that to my towels blankets and pyjamas.”
Angela Roberts posted: “I use Comfort in the washer, nothing in the tumble dryer, empty the lint every time, and I pass the water from the tank through a sieve into a container and use it in my iron and steam cleaner, always smells of Comfort.”
Afet Alexis replied: “Just remove the lint after every use as that doesn’t help, and old water if it’s a condenser. No one really smells their own washing but everyone else can.”
Tracey Louise Bate said: “I use an old drying sheet with Comfort on. It’s cheaper and smells lovely or use an old cloth with Comfort on – it works the same.”
Tracey MrsDee wrote: “I have replaced dryer sheets with a sponge cloth soaked in diluted fabric conditioner. Works a treat and no more dryer sheets getting stuck in my machine.”
Sarra Frith suggested: “I wash clothes with Outdoorables fabric softener. Start on a low heat then change it to high heat.”
Suzanne Turley commented: “I use Lenor softener and Lenor beads in the wash and Lenor dryer sheets in the dryer.”
Source: Read Full Article