Raining day, how you dry the clothes?

Malaysia
October 5, 2008 7:17am CST
Hi all, kind of sad when raining seasons and lots of clothes is not able to dry and is smelly. Do you experience that and how you solve the situation?? For me, i will use a fan standing there and just blow until it dry, you? Hope to get your comment and response on that. Thanks in advance.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Well, there are a few ways. One, is to get a dryer and use the dryer to dry your clothes. Two, get a iron and use lots of elbow grease to iron all of them dry. Trust me, the last thing you want to do is this. COS it is TIRING! Three, like you , I use a fan. But instead of a stand fan, I use my ceiling fan. I will suspend a few bamboos among the shelves in my study room. Using the super spin dry function of my washing machine, I will let the machine super spin dry the clothes first. Then hang all the clothes in the study for a few hours. That would do the trick. I still prefer to sun the clothes whenever I can. Using the drying, well, it has shrunk quite a few of my favorite cotton tops. So frustrating!
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi AhGong, really fun to know your innovative ways to have the clothes dry in such method. You think of the ideas by your own?? Unfortunately the distance between my ceiling and floor is not high enough, if i put were to hang a jeans, i will definitely get hit and get fainted. . How also, it really a good ideas for that. Deserved for best comment!!
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
ha ha ha ha ha... thanks for the best response my friend. Well, you do not have to hang your clothes very high in the room to dry them by ceiling fan. What I do is I prop the bamboos between two bookshelfs, then I just hange my clothes like I would in the kitchen on these bamboo and leave the fan on. When I run out of space on the book shelfs, I will put two chairs and set up another two bamboo to do the same. Withing a few hours, all the clothes would be dry. And then you would be ready to collect them and fold them for storage. On days where I am lazy, I would leave it overnight if I do my laundry in the evening. Then the next morning, I can keep them and do the next load if necessary.
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Welcome. Now i need to figure out what type of chair, bamboo or stick that can help me to dry my clothes in that manner. . How also, really fun and nice to know that way. Thanks again pal.
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@jackiew (915)
• Canada
5 Oct 08
i guess it would become a problem if you didn't have a dryer.You can but those wooden clothes racks now to dry your clothes or if you have a spare room just put up a couple of clothes line in there-good luck!!
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hmm. Jackiew, thanks for your idea. I would not able to expand to have another room. But my alternative way is to make use of my bed room to hang it also.
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
thats true as well but the wooden drying rack doesn't take much room and easily folds down
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Ya.You are correct too.
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I can't say that I experience this. Unless it starts raining in my dryer, which would be a miracle of science I don't think that I ever will.
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi bowtieguy, you are good luck that you own the dryer!! I don't think the situation will happened. Thanks for response too.
@pimagro24 (1046)
• Thailand
5 Oct 08
I use fan standing to blow my cloth and use iron to heat them and blow again it can help my cloth dry quick.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Oh ya.. Pimagro24, you make a good point. Some of my friend teach me using the iron to iron first and it really helps. Thanks for remind on the ideas.
@Humbug25 (12551)
5 Oct 08
Hello adriantys78 That sure would take ages! I usually hang mine over airers but like today I have hung mine over the radiators as I am going to put the heating on for a little bit this evening as it has got a bit cold here lately. I do have a brand new tumble dryer that I have not used yet because it uses a lot of electricity. I will use it when I have to, to dry larger things like the bed clothes and towels.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi Humbug25, great that you have both the radiators and tumble dryer. So sad that i would said in my area or country, we didn't install that. The dealer is not much also as we are living near to the equator. Will try to source and see justify for the investment or not. Thanks for the sharing.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Hi there, for us not having a dryer, and depends on the sun for drying clothes, it's really not fun having wet or damp clothes for days during rainy season. I see to it that there would be no mountain of clothes to wash so wash if you can, then we have a place for hanging clothes so the wind can help dry them.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi Sandymay16, thanks and glad that you understand on the situation. Let the wind to naturally dry it is still an alternative method. But scare that it will come with the rain too. How also, you do contribute a point for that. Thanks for the ideas.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I use a clothes dryer I hardly ever hang my clothes outside to dry. Sometime if I have something delicate and is not suppose to be dried in a clothe dryer I will just hang it in the bathroom room or some where in the house. I never used a fan. Yes it is sad when you it rains and you have a load of clothe to dry and you don't use a clothe dryer. Just hang them around in the house they will dry.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi chevee, thanks for the response. No. so far didn't plan to use it. As is kind of costly and not justify for me to invest into that. Also, the usage is not so frequent.
@gemini_rose (16193)
5 Oct 08
Well when it is a rainy day I just put the clothes in the tumble dryer! It costs a bit more on the electric bill but the clothes get dried quick and do not get a smell to them.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hmm. I do plan to invest in that initially but latest scrap the ideas as in my country, most of the time is hot and humid, thus is is not worth to buy that just for a few weeks during raining season. Thanks for sharing the ideas.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I guess if you don't have washer and dryer it's hard to do. A fan or a blowdryer or maybe you can hang them around the stoe or oven.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Not a bad ideas to hang them around the stoe or oven. But need to separate out the clothes as some is not able to get so much heat, like those cloth with silk material. Thanks for the sharing.