My dryer broke and I can't get my laundry to dry fast enough, help?

Meg - posted on 07/02/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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So just yesterday, my dryer broke, and my laundry has been building up, Ive been hang-drying it in my garage which stays relatively warm, but I can't get my laundry to dry fast enough. I have a 2 and a 1 year old. My boyfriend (their father) works full time, and makes just a bit more than minimum wage. I used to work as a CNA, but quit my job when my son became very ill (Mrsa) in feb. I have recently started looking for a job part time and have an interview tonight! Its not a great job, but it fits perfectly into my schedule, as I am typically the one taking care of my kids. The job is a position for a janitor, and is monday through friday 7pm -12am. I'm praying I get this job, it would save us financially and I would be able to fix my dryer!!! Any idea what I can do for the time being? My laundry is just piling up and I cant afford to go to the laundromat ( we have no money until my boyfriend gets paid again) Any ideas??? Thank you in advance!!!

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Elfrieda - posted on 07/03/2012

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Naked kids and hang the clothes where you can get some air circulation. Even tying a skipping rope between two chairs in your bedroom will add some drying space. Don't wash the towels every time you use them (I go a week for bath towels), and just overall skimp on putting new clothes on. Take your good clothes off (and off the kids) when you're at home, and just wear the same as what you wore yesterday. Then you can put the same good clothes on again before you leave the house.

Lauren - posted on 07/02/2012

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Borrow some fans, that way you don't have to hang them outside. The moving air is what dries the clothes.

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Julie - posted on 07/03/2012

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if the weather is preventing you from drying it outside and you dont have the heating radiators to hang it on then open the garage door and let the air and wind in to dry it. but if your house is warm enough then let the kids run round with just a nappy and vest on to save the washing pile getting any bigger. i have found also that putting things on the hangers and hanging them at open windows gets them dry too. a clothes rack in the house too. dont over load the drying area so the air can circulate better too

Katherine - posted on 07/02/2012

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That's an idea. Plus underwear and not so big things dry a lot faster.

Meg - posted on 07/02/2012

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Yeah, Ive been trying but my rope isnt super long, maybe I could borrow one from a neighbor.

Katherine - posted on 07/02/2012

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Hang it outside if you can. The garage isn't getting enough air to dry them. Just hang them over chairs, bring some outside. That's really all I can think of....

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