I learned a new trick today, who says an old Boomer can’t learn a new trick? I was reading the posts, on the Utilities topic, at Frugal Village Forums and learned that spinning twice saves money.
The spinning they were talking about is the spin cycle in your clothes washer. My friends at Frugal Village were very specific that by taking clothes for a second spin they significantly cut the time it takes to dry them.
Apparently, this is especially true for moisture adsorbing fabrics, like towels and sweatshirts. A second go round in the spin cycle cuts drying time in half for these hard to dry items.
From an energy cost point of view, the power used to run the motor that spins the clothes is similar to the power used to tumble them in the dryer. The money saving difference is in the length of time that the clothes dryer powers up the heater.
It doesn’t matter if your dryer uses gas or electric, cutting the heating time saves your money. If it heats half as long, it reduces the energy used.
Easy to dry items like cotton blend shirts don’t need the extra spin. They can be pulled out and hung up to dry while the others get a second ride.
There are some things I have not learned about laundry equipment, since my wife banned me from using her machines.
Note to men: Being incompetent at some household tasks has its advantages.
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