We have a Samsung washer dryer combo which means I can put a dirty load of washing in and take it out clean and dry. It is a great function, but honestly I can’t remember the last time I used it.
Avoid using the dryer where possible, at this time of the year it is pretty easy to do. Long live Summer! It make drying clothes much easier.
So why avoid using the dryer? Two very good reasons. One it costs you money and uses lots of energy. Ditching the dryer will mean more money in your pocket and using less energy is always good for the environment. Secondly, the dryer can be really harsh on clothes. The heat increases shrinkage, fades colours faster and can affect the quality of the fabrics.
Obviously this is easy in Summer and much harder in Winter. At our place we have 3 clothes horses and a line outside so that in Winter I have plenty of space to dry them inside and on sunny days I can do heaps of loads at the same time and make the most of the sunshine.