7 Clothing Items You Should Never Put in the Dryer ...


Dryers are wonderful inventions and I don’t know what we’d do without them.

But there are some clothing items that you should never put in the dryer.

Of course you can put anything in there that you wish to but you may not get the results you’re hoping for.

For the best results on your laundry, these are clothing items you should never put in the dryer.

1. Bras

Bras are not meant to go in the dryer, ladies.2

I know it’s a bit of a hassle but the life of your bras will be extended so much longer if you allow them to air dry.

Of all of your clothing items, your bras are probably the most delicate.

They require special care.

Always allow your bras to dry flat and reshaped in their original form.

2. Rayon

Rayon is a tricky little fabric.

Sadly, I’ll admit that I’ve learned this lesson through experience.

Rayon can shrink and leave you with a clothing item that looks like it’s meant to fit your daughter or kid sister than you.

Always allow your rayon clothing to air dry.

If it’s a bit too big you can machine dry it but do so carefully, keeping a close eye on it.

3. Silk

Silk is an item of clothing that’s best to keep out of the dryer.

To be honest, it’s a garment that may have special washing instructions, too.

But if you do wash it, don’t throw it in the dryer.

Lie it flat to dry.

Drying it could cause runs in the fabric or weaken it to the point where it could be damaged easily.2

4. Wool Sweaters

Wool is a fragile fabric, as well.

I’ll admit that it doesn’t feel very fragile.

It feels very rough and strong to the skin but a run through the dryer will prove that theory incorrect.

The dryer can break down the fabric of a wool sweater.

It’s best to let your wool sweaters dry flat.

I actually do this with most of my sweaters, regardless of the fabric content.

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