Have you ever thought about drying your clothes the old fashioned way? From the article “Fire Your Dryer” by Melissa Breyer, Breyer lists the benefits of hanging your clothes on a rack or line to dry.

One of the benefits Breyer lists is conserving your clothes for a longer period of time. It’s stated in the article that the dryer “shortens the life of your clothing by over-drying and thinning them out.” So, use the dryer less, and you won’t have to purchase new clothes as often.

Another great point when it comes to “firing your dryer” is eliminating the risk that your dryer could ever start a dangerous fire. In the article, a report by FEMA is cited. This report states that “because of clothes dryer vents that have been clogged with lint, there are more than 15,000 house fires every year.”

An added perk of air drying, Breyer says, can be “keeping the indoor winter air moist; kind of like a low-tech humidifier.”

For a list of all Breyers benefits on air drying your clothes, check out the article.