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7 Things You Should Never Put in the Tumble Dryer

July 18th, 2016 12:47 PM by NE TEXAS REALTY GROUP

7 things you should never put in the tumble dryer
                                       
1. Swimming costumes
While they can stand the heat on the beach, the harsh temperature in a tumble dryer will leave lycra brittle and broken. Small amounts of lycra (like you might find in the band of your jeans) are fine.

2. Tights
The delicate mesh material will shrink in the heat, while the tumbling motion can also cause them to get tangled. Have you ever tried to untie a knot in a pair of hosiery? You don't want to.

3. Rubber-backed rugs
Sure, these rugs that keep you from slipping and sliding in your bathroom are small enough to fit inside your handy dryer, but the rubber on the back won't stand up to the intense heat and might even crumble. Plus, overheating it could cause a dryer fire.

4. Bras
Your delicates are, in fact, too delicate to throw in the dryer as the heat and agitation of a dryer can damage the bra's elasticity and shape. Instead lay them flat to dry.

5. Clothes with embellishments
Don't put anything with sequins or stones in the tumble cycle as these may get damaged, while simultaneously snagging other items in the process. It's far easier to hang dry them or – if the material is thin or delicate – lay them on a towel to air out.

6. Anything with a care label that warns against tumble dryers
This seems obvious, but even laundry veterans shouldn't toss in a load without double-checking the label - especially if you're not sure what sort of fabric your clothes are made of. Items with silk or wool, for instance, often shouldn't get thrown in the machine. If air-drying or dry cleaning is recommended, it's for a good reason – it'll help your items look new for longer, while preventing shrinking, warping, and more.

?7. Running shoes?
The heat can shrink the rubber, ruin your cushioning, and weaken adhesives, leaving your sturdy trainers weak and useless. However, trainers that aren't for athletic purposes, like tennis shoes, can be thrown in the dryer with several towels on a cool-air cycle.
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Posted by NE TEXAS REALTY GROUP on July 18th, 2016 12:47 PM

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