Here’s a trick that’s supposed to cut how long it takes to dry your clothes, at least according to eHow: add a dry towel to the load. The towel is supposed to pull some of the moisture out of the wet laundry and speed up the drying process.
If you make a habit of this, it can cut the amount of time your dryer is working, and thus cut your energy bill.
I’m going to try it!
ETA: So I tried it and I’m not convinced this worked. I tried drying a load on a lower heat with the towels in the dryer and saw no difference. However, this is a good trick for drying towels that are only a little damp from a shower instead of letting them hang to dry.
What do you think? Did this trick work for you?