However, in the dry winter, we recommend drying it indoors.
Use the moisture from the laundry to thoroughly humidify the room where the laundry will be dried.
Rie Hirashima, a mother of four and a laundry expert, will tell you how to dry clothes indoors during the winter.
Why is winter dry? ! What are the causes and risks of dryness?
What causes a dry room in winter?Air contains moisture, but the amount of moisture changes depending on the temperature.
Warm air can store a lot of water, but cold air can store less water. Winters are dry.
Furthermore, as the room temperature rises using heating equipment, the amount of moisture stored in the air increases, but the amount of moisture in the air remains the same, resulting in a relatively dry condition.
What are the risks of dryness?The skin becomes dry easily, leading to skin problems such as rough skin and dry lips, dry eye , and dry mucous membranes in the throat and nose. Examples include an "increased risk of infectious diseases" caused by a decline in the mechanisms for expelling bacteria and viruses.
As a measure to keep your room dry, ``room drying'' is a very effective way to keep your clothes dry in the winter.
Prevent dryness by hanging it indoors! What is the key to drying quickly without a half-dry smell?
Room drying is more effective than a humidifierHumidifiers have a limited area that can increase humidity, and they also cost a lot of electricity.
Room drying has a larger area to increase humidity than a humidifier, making it possible to increase the humidity of the entire room.
Three points for drying clothes indoors in winter
dry in the center of the roomIf possible, dry your clothes in the middle of the room, as there is no place for air to escape near windows or walls, which can trap moisture and cause condensation and mold.
It is convenient to use an indoor drying rack.
circulate indoor airBy running the air conditioner or running a circulator to circulate air and dry your clothes efficiently, you can prevent the smell of half-dried clothes.
Also, keep a fist-sized distance between laundry items. Increase the area where your clothes are exposed to the air.
Do not increase humidity too muchThe ideal humidity is said to be 45-60%.
If the humidity is too high, mold and dust mites may grow, and a half-dried odor may remain, so be careful about humidity control.
To prevent the unpleasant smell of drying your clothes indoors, dry them quickly!Many people may be concerned about the ``room drying odor'' and ``half-dried odor'' when drying clothes indoors.
The cause of this unpleasant odor is bacteria left in the laundry.
Bacteria love moisture and breed, so be sure to hang your laundry to dry immediately after washing! When washing thick clothes that are difficult to dry, it is recommended to set the spin drying time longer.
Not just for dryness! Advantages of room drying
It is easy to dry when drying indoors in winter.In winter, the daylight hours are short and the temperature is low, making it difficult to dry laundry by simply hanging it outside to dry.
Even if you dry the laundry outside for a sufficient amount of time, it may still be partially dry when you take it in. That may be the case.
If you keep these points in mind when drying your clothes indoors, you can dry them faster than drying them outside, and you can also avoid the smell of half-dried clothes.
In addition, it is not affected by the weather and you can wash it without worrying about time. You can
Avoid getting pollen, PM2.5, etc. on your clothesIn winter, yellow sand and PM2.5 are blown in by the seasonal winds, and as the weather gets warmer, pollen also starts to fly.
This kind of pollution in the air is It easily adheres to wet laundry .
In particular, substances with small particles such as PM2.5 can get into the gaps in the dough, so even if you shake them off when taking them in, You won't be able to drop it.
If you dry your clothes indoors, you can prevent airborne dirt from being brought into your home.
Prevent clothes from fadingDrying clothes outside can be expected to have a sterilizing effect due to the sunlight, but it can also cause serious damage to clothing and cause discoloration and fading.
In addition, ultraviolet rays can lead to deterioration of the fiber itself.
Clothes will last longer if you dry them indoors.
Drying your laundry indoors as a countermeasure for winter dryness has many benefits in addition to its humidifying effect.
Please put it into practice♩