Can You Dry Towels With Bed Sheets?
When you decide on a dryer rather than the clothesline, you can combine sheets and towels at precisely the same load to save time, energy and cost effective. However there are a number of things to be aware of that will prolong the life span of your bed and bath linens. Don’t overstuff or underfill the dryer. Sheets, and notably towels, fluff up as they dry, so your dryer should seem two-thirds empty before you start it. Conversely, only a few pillowcases and washcloths won’t fall dry or properly as quickly as a full load.
Use the hottest temperature for sheets and towels, but track the sheets and eliminate them when they’re dry to prevent yellowing and shrinkage. Heat harm shortens the life span of linens and may affect permanent-press and synthetic-blend bedding. Check labels on sheets for drying instructions — some may define medium or low settings in the dryer.
Towels can take up to an hour to wash. Sheets and pillowcases can dry in 15 to 20 minutes, but take longer if they’re tumbling about with heavy wet towels. A cold rinse before drying increases the drying period as does wintry air if your dryer is situated in the garage or an unheated utility room. Items don’t have to be bone dry before you take them out of the dryer. Leave fitted sheets in too long and the corner elastic will lose its stretch. “Cooking” white towels yellows them quicker.