By Mike Timmermann, clarkoward.com
A dryer makes laundry day so much easier, but many people don’t realize that some things can’t withstand all that heat.
The Good Housekeeping Institute identified a number of clothing and other items that you probably want to stop putting in the dryer — and this could help you get the most life out of them.
Keep these 6 things out of your dryer!
Pantyhose or tights
Hosiery is very fragile, so prevent shrinkage and tangles by keeping them out of the dryer. Instead, speed up the drying process by using the towel method that we mentioned above.
Embellished and bejeweled clothing is very trendy, but it requires extra care. To make your fabrics last longer, wash them by hand and hang them to dry. That way you won’t risk losing any of the beautiful detailing.
Rubber bath mats
Rubber-backed bath mats are great because they don’t slip and slide all over the place, but that rubber can crumble over time because of your dryer’s high heat. Even worse, Good Housekeeping says the overheating could ignite a dryer fire.
Bath mats that don’t have rubber backing can usually go in the dryer on the low heat setting, but check the label for instructions.