Putting washing machines and hanging clothes are two of the tasks that fewer followers have. In addition to the fact that they represent a drama and almost a battle at home for those who take care of the washing machines, another problem also arises: where do we tend? If you are lucky enough to have a large terrace you will not have this problem, but most usually have a floor with fewer meters and an odd little terrace. Due to lack of space, we hang clothes at home and it is a mistake. Yes, we tell you where you should hang clothes and where not.
GOING ABROAD: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
One of the best options for clothes to be impeccable is to hang them outside. In warmer areas or in summer, we will also dry our clothes sooner.
But it is true that if we tend abroad we must take into account some questions:
- Avoid hanging clothes during very sunny hours: the sun can discolor clothes, so if you are going to hang clothes they should be in an area covered by the indirect sun.
- Be careful with the rains and the humidity: the disadvantage of hanging outside is that we will have to be on the lookout in case there is rain or too much humidity.
- Watch out for insects, as they can settle on our clothes. We solve it by shaking the clothes before putting them in the house.
WHY IS IT NOT GOOD TO TEND INDOORS?
People who do not have a terrace usually tend indoors. Laying inside is something very widespread, but it is very harmful to our health. Why? In many areas of Spain, the houses have heating which causes the environment to be very dry. This contrasts with the humid environment in which the clothes are once we have taken them out of the washing machine. This strong contrast causes the humidity in the rooms to increase by up to 30%, which can lead to mold growth. According to some allergists, this produces, over time, respiratory problems such as rhinitis or asthma.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A TERRACE?
If we do not have a terrace we will have to hang inside with a conventional clothesline or, if you have, use the dryer. This appliance has clear advantages and disadvantages. Dryers consume a lot and can affect our electricity bill, so we should measure their use. Also, if we do not use the correct programs we can shrink our clothes. But, in its favor, we can say that it is true that it helps to reduce drying time.
The other alternative to the dryer is the classic clothesline. It is the only option we have left. Hanging indoors is not entirely recommended, as we mentioned at the beginning, but sometimes it is inevitable due to space reasons. If we finally have no other option, there are some tricks to improve the atmosphere at home, as if we were hanging clothes outdoors.
LITTLE TRICKS TO IMPROVE THE ATMOSPHERE AT HOME
Ventilating the house is a very important gesture that improves our health. We recommend opening the windows for as long as possible so that fresh air can circulate. You can do it if you want, only in the room, you are going to lay.
Humidifiers help regulate the environment and create a much more pleasant space. Especially in houses with heating, humidifiers are in charge of regulating the temperature and compensating for those high levels of existing heat. This mild climate also favors clothing, which makes it dry faster and naturally without being rigid.
REGULATE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE RADIATORS
Many homes have central heating, making the temperature more difficult to regulate. For this type of heating, there are already some temperature regulators that we can incorporate in the radiator. This will allow us to achieve an optimal temperature at home and improve the environment, both for clothes and for us.
PLACE CLOTHES AWAY FROM RADIATORS
Avoid hanging clothes near the radiators. Dedicate an area for the clothesline where there is not so much heat. Overheating can shrink clothing and leave it too stiff.