While line- or air-drying is the most energy-efficient way to dry your clothes, it isn't an option that's available to everyone. If you must use a dryer, one way to improve its efficiency and protect your clothes is to remove cotton-blend items from the load. These items, which are blended with polyester, will be only slight damp to the touch, and they can be hung on hangers individually to air-dry. And since they are a cotton blend, the polyester will help prevent wrinkles, eliminating the need for ironing.
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