Hang Wet Clothes Near a Woodstove

Hang wet clothes near a woodstove for an inexpensive, energy-efficient “fire dryer.”

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If you hang your clothes to dry indoors, try using a chain to hang wet clothes near a fireplace for quicker dry time.

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I installed a hook in the ceiling near my woodstove, and then hung a lightweight chain with 1-inch links to hang wet clothes from. My chain is about 5 feet long, so it holds many hangers.

My sister calls it my “fire dryer.”

Darla Tillinghast
Riva, Maryland