Dryer 101: An Essential Savings Guide

by Sami

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It’s amazing how people will spend months researching what washer & dryer to purchase for their home so that they get the best savings, but actually spend very little (if any) time studying how to effectively use your dryer on a daily basis. That’s why I wanted give you my Dryer 101, an essential savings guide when it comes to your everyday laundry tasks.

1. Don’t put clothes in the dryer if they still have a stain on them; that will just further set the stain. Instead, treat the stain again, let stand/soak for 10 minutes and then run through the wash cycle again before drying.

2. Not all clothes need to remain in the dryer for the full cycle. In fact, many clothes will do better if you dry them only 1/2 to 3/4 of the way and then take them out and hang them up to finish the process. Not only will this prevent wrinkles, but it will save on your energy costs since you won’t be running your dryer as long as normal.

3. Most importantly, always use a dryer sheet like Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets in Lavender & Linen. I used to think I was saving money by not using a dryer sheet, but all I was doing was sacrificing the quality and longevity of my laundry. Arm & Hammer Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets not only control static cling, but give you that freshly laundered scent days after you’ve finished the laundry!
arm-hammer-essentials-fabric-sheetsFor additional laundry savings, make sure to visit the Arm & Hammer Savings Center for savings up to $14.  You’ll also want to check out all the other great tips from the 20 bloggers who are also part of the Arm & Hammer Switch and Save challenge with me!

Of course, you could buy a LOT of laundry essentials with the $25 Visa Gift Card I’m giving away! Just leave a comment below with your best dryer tip (even if that means sending it to someone else to do the cleaning!). For additional entries into the $25 Visa Gift Card giveaway:
1. Like Arm & Hammer on Facebook
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3. Follow @TheSamiCone on Facebook and tweet about the giveaway

Good luck and I look forward to hearing your tips!

This is a sponsored post for Church & Dwight Co., Inc, the maker of ARM & HAMMER branded products, who is paying me to try different products. Save $1.00 on ARM & HAMMER Essentials Fabric Softener Sheets. And then head over to The Switch & Save Challenge to keep up with all of the bloggers and enter to win $25,000.

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Mari June 30, 2011 - 8:02 pm

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Mari June 29, 2011 - 8:21 pm

I suggest using unscented dryer sheets if someone has an allergy.

Jenilee June 25, 2011 - 1:36 pm

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Jenilee June 25, 2011 - 1:35 pm

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Jenilee June 25, 2011 - 1:35 pm

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Jenilee June 25, 2011 - 1:35 pm

my best dryer trick? lol well, since I hate doing laundry, I’d have to say making someone else do it for me! 🙂

Rachel June 24, 2011 - 9:40 pm

I don’t have a washer and dryer so I do all my laundry at the laundromat. (That’s a lot of laundry with 5 kids!) I love summer; I get to hang my laundry on the line, save all that money and have that amazing smell that clothes have when they’re hung out to dry. 🙂

Rachel Wojnarowski June 24, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Yep. We learned thar one the hard way too! Crayons. Fine in the washer. Max damage in the dryer.

Rachel Wojnarowski June 21, 2011 - 9:45 pm

My dryer is in the basement so I set a kitchen timer to make sure I catch permanent press before they get a chance to wrinkle. 😉

Travis S. June 21, 2011 - 9:26 pm

As a college guy, my best drier tip for savings is check your pockets for pens before putting them through either washer or dryer. It will save a lot of time and money from ruined laundry. 🙂

sami June 22, 2011 - 3:06 pm

I’ve learned to check pockets on aprons & shorts before throwing them in!

Jessica B June 21, 2011 - 8:03 pm

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Jessica B June 21, 2011 - 7:59 pm

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Jessica B June 21, 2011 - 7:57 pm

Don`t use dryer sheets for children`s clothing. It reduces the flame resistence.

jennifer horn June 21, 2011 - 7:44 pm
jennifer horn June 21, 2011 - 7:44 pm

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jennifer horn June 21, 2011 - 7:44 pm

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jennifer horn June 21, 2011 - 7:43 pm

Always clean the lint tray. Your dryer will run more efficiently and if it’snot cleaned it can be a fire hazard.

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