Tumble dryers are a great appliance; they dry clothes efficiently and save you time from hanging clothes on the clothesline. However, while the tumble dryer makes the chores easier, it’s not made for every garment item. Here is a list of items you should never put in the tumble dryer.
1. Leather Jacket
Leather jackets are the epitome of style and elegance. They’re clothing accessories that need to be taken care of. As good as they look, they should never be put in the tumble dryer because the heat in the dryer can ruin their shape and texture. So next time your leather jacket gets wet from the rain, hang it up to preserve its material.
2. Bags and Packpacks
Whether it’s school bags or normal bags, they do need cleaning. Just like the leather jacket, bags shouldn’t be put in the tumble dryer because they will shrink and ruin the insides of the bags.
Silks are delicate fabrics, and they should never be put in the tumble dryer because the heat will overwhelm the material and cause wrinkles to form.
Perfect for the winter weather, sweaters are items that can be quite sensitive to the dryer’s heat as it shrinks them. Once your clothes have been shrunk, it’s hard to get your sweater back to its original shape. Always follow the care labels and air-dry to take better care of your sweaters.
Washing your swimwear after using them is important to get rid of any sand or chlorine. Once washed, this item should never be put in the tumble dryer because of its fabric material. The heat will ruin the swimwear’s fabric.
Wool is a delicate material that is prone to shrinking due to the high heat in the tumble dryer. It’s worth noting that some wool items are manufactured to withstand tumble dryers, but the rule of thumb is to always read the label for instructions. If your wool garment’s label says it is not made to go in the tumble dryer, heed the advice and start to air-dry.
For every item you put in the tumble dryer, always read the care label to be on the safe side. Your clothes deserve to be taken care of and safely laundered and dried.
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