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Drying towels on clothesline Answered

I have just started using a clothesline and I have a problem with the way the towels dry.  They are very rough, kind of like sandpaper, and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on how to make them dry softer.

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crapflinger (author)2010-07-07

or stay green, and DON'T put them in the drier, just build a towel tumbler. probably as simple as putting a barrel on a frame of some kind with a handle to turn it, maybe put some baffles inside the barrel to really toss the towels around.

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-07-04

I think that is the "natural" way clothes or fabrics end up when air dried. The dryer beats up the fibers, fluffs with hot air and all the chemical softeners that use waxes and other stuff will soften the fibers in a regular dryer. That may be the tradeoff to help the environment with a hard and crisp towel that has been air dried.

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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2010-07-06

Maybe you could beat them against an annoying coworker a post or something afterwards to go green AND have kissably soft towels. :p

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2010-07-06

towel-snapping or flogging, if you are into that thing...

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They seem to a better when crispy

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Kiteman (author)2010-07-05

That "rough" texture is better, IMO.

It's invigorating to rub yourself dry with an air-dried towel.

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Joe Martin (author)2010-07-05

Towels always end up "crispy" when air dried. We just stick them in the tumble dryer for 5 minutes and they come out nice and fluffy again.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-07-04

. Put them in the dryer (no heat) for a few minutes and that will beat them into submission. Or wad them up and get rough with them.

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