The Best Way to Get Fast, Fresh-Smelling Laundry Indoors

Make damp clothes strewn across radiators a sight of the past. When the weather isn’t on our side or outdoor drying isn’t an option, there are still better ways of drying indoors than using your central heating! Heated indoor dryers and airers can speed up your clothes drying times and stop that musty winter laundry smell from creeping in. They also only use a fraction of the energy that a tumble dryer consumes, and they aren’t as harsh on delicate fabrics.

Celebrate 15 years of Dry:Soon with Lakeland – as seen on TV! Don’t wait any longer, Shop All Dry:Soon today for quicker, cheaper drying.

The New Best Way to Dry Clothes Indoors

Dry:Soon heated airers are gentle enough to hang your smallest socks, and sturdy enough to handle expansive bed linens. The feather-light aluminium bars can hold between 10-15kg of laundry, and the heating is thermostatically controlled so they won’t overheat. They’re an indoor drying game-changer!

To help you make the most of your appliance, we’ve collated some guidance of usage and maintenance. With these tips, you’ll cut down on the time and money you’re spending doing laundry.

Load Management For Fast Indoor Drying

Lakeland Dry:Soon heated airer with text "Dry smart. Dry:Soon. Shop all heated airers"

Efficiency begins right at the washing machine. When planning to use your Dry:Soon, consider the capacity. The 3-Tier Standard and Deluxe Heated Airer offer 21m of drying space, holding 15kg of laundry. A standard load fits nicely on the rack, but as soon as you start to overload the airer, you risk damaging it.

The other issue you’ll encounter is slower drying times. To dry your clothes quickly on your indoor dryer, make sure that you space out every item.

For bulkier items such as towels or bedding, try using smaller loads and mixing them with lighter garments. The smaller pieces can be moved off the main body of the dryer onto clip-on hanging dryers and peg dryers that attach snugly onto Dry:Soon racks. These are perfect for maximizing space and brining consistency to the drying speeds.

Towels take a bit longer to dry than other items. We recommend letting them sit on the airer once you’ve turned it off to soak up the residual heat and properly dry out.

Do Your Indoor Drying During Off-Peak Hours

Heated clothes dryers aren’t expensive to run. Most, like the Dry:Soon Heated Cabinet, cost just 41p per hour to run. Used right, they’re much more energy efficient than using tumble dryers or turning on your heating to dry clothes hung on radiators. But there are things you can do to further maximise your savings on household bills during your laundry routine.

Electricity is generally cheapest when fewer people are using it, between 10pm and 8am. Depending on your daily routine, you can take advantage of this to cheapen the load.

One option is to run a short or eco cycle on your machine and hang your clothes to dry in the evening. It’s not recommended to leave your dryer on all night – for the sake of your fabrics and your energy usage. But you can set a drying length of a few hours and, once that time has elapsed, the heater unit will automatically shut off. You can use a shorter cycle and let the residual heat help them overnight.

The other option is to put your laundry on before you go to bed, then hang it out to dry as soon as you’re up. You can leave laundry in the machine for 8-10 hours, so you should be able to do this without affecting the fragrance of your clean clothes. If you’re an early riser, hanging your clothes up at before the peak hours resume means that you can take advantage of cheaper energy rates.

Stop Damp Smells with Efficient Drying

Amplify drying efficiency by getting a cover for your Dry:Soon. This creates a mini sauna, trapping warmth and expediting drying. While a standard bed sheet can play the part, using a bespoke Dry:Soon cover will make the process even more efficient.

These covers trap heat whilst also releasing moisture from your drying wash through mesh vents. This speeds up drying further and keeps your clothes smelling fresh. Remember to balance this by ensuring proper room ventilation, reducing the risk of condensation in your home.

You can buy patterned covers for your indoor airer too, which makes the issue of unsightly washing all but disappear. They also double up as a bag for the folded airer, so everything packs away neatly and pleasantly.

The Best Hanging Strategy for Dry:Soon

Capitalising on heat’s ascent, clothes at the top of the tower dry quickest. Once they’re getting on for dry, shuffle the slightly damp clothes upward. This rotation strategy ensures each garment is exposed to the prime drying zone, harmonising the entire process.

Some Dry:Soon models work a little differently. The Dry:Soon Heated Cabinet, for example, has a fan heater at the bottom which blast hot air up through the racks to dry your clothes. Thanks to the cover, the hot air soon whips away moisture and leaves your clothes dry in no time. It also helps prevent things getting creased, so you can use in conjunction with clothes hangers for ready-to-go shirts.

With the right techniques, Dry:Soon heated airers will give you fast, fresh-smelling laundry. We believe it’s the best way to dry clothes indoors, and a guaranteed way to take the dread out of long winter laundry drying weeks!