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Article: Should You Tumble Dry Your Bedding?

Should You Tumble Dry Your Bedding?

Should You Tumble Dry Your Bedding?

The use of tumble dryers is no doubt a life-saver, especially for thick and bulky items like bedding, which take a longer time to dry. Sometimes, it may seem easier to place them into the dryer, especially during the rainy season in Singapore.

While there is nothing inherently wrong with using a tumble dryer for your sheets, frequent or long-term usage of the dryer is likely to shorten the lifespan of the sheets. Additionally, placing the sheets inside the dryer for too long or at a high temperature can cause the fabric to shrink, and also damage the fibres. Tumble dryers tend to wear the fabric out faster, due to the heat and tumbling that the fabric is subjected to.

To ensure that the investment in your bedding goes a long way and for greater longevity, we always recommend line-drying where possible, as this is the gentlest method of drying. Not to mention, line-drying is also a great way to conserve energy.

However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot use the tumble dryer for your bedding. We understand that line-drying is not always possible due to time or space constraints. In such instances, always use low heat and a gentle tumble setting. A little tip is to remove the sheets from the dryer when slightly damp and hang or lay them flat to dry. This not only uses less energy but also reduces the creases on the sheets.

There is no absolute answer as to whether you should or should not use a tumble dryer. It depends on your lifestyle preferences and needs. Line-drying is generally preferred where possible, but if you do choose to use a tumble dryer, the most important rule of thumb is to be mindful of the settings you use, and opt for the gentlest mode.

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