A simple tip for drying clothes without the need for central heating could save you money. Putting on the heating after hanging out a load of laundry is a habit most of us have – particularly on rainy days.
But as our bills go up, there could be a cheaper solution. One woman shared her money-saving tip with the Manchester Evening News this week. Her simple idea means she is drying her laundry for four pence.
When readers were asked to share their own money-saving advice, Liz Reynolds wrote: “When I work from home I have a heated clothes rail in my office, it’s only 4p an hour to run and I can leave the rest of the heating off. We don’t have a tumble dryer, the heated rails are brilliant.”
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A number of retailers sell heated clothes airers, including John Lewis, Argos and Dunelm.
Another way to dry clothes quicker and without the need for central heating is by using a dehumidifier. One Mrs Hinch fan shared the idea on Facebook. She said: “Get yourself a dehumidifier! I got one recently, it has a laundry function. Dries clothes in a couple of hours. So cheap to run as well. Never need to use your dryer again!”
Thousands of households will be looking for more ways to save money this year as bills go up a staggering amount. To help take off some of the financial pressure, the Government has offered a package of support to households.
The support includes a £150 tax rebate for households in bands A to D which is expected to be paid from April. Electricity firms will also be discounting bills by £200 in October which will then have to be paid back over a period of five years.