Simple Laundry Tip: Minimize Wrinkles in Clothes

You’ll save energy drying your clothes if you shake them out before putting them into the dryer.
By Lori Dennis
February/March 2012
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Shake out your laundry to prevent wrinkles.
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When removing laundry from the washer, always shake out each piece of clothing before putting it in the dryer.

The clothes will dry faster (and wrinkle less), thus using less energy.

Lori Dennis
Savannah, Georgia








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