The Age-Old Dilemma: To Tumble Dry, Or Not To Tumble Dry Your Socks?

The Age-Old Dilemma: To Tumble Dry, Or Not To Tumble Dry Your Socks?

How do you dry your socks? If the answer is that you place them in the dryer, you are no different than millions of other sock lovers around the world; however, there are some diehard sock fanatics who insist that tumble drying socks will ruin them and they should always be dried on the clothesline instead. But which of these sock-drying methods produces superior results? And what about hanging socks to air dry? Are there any benefits to this method? Is it better than tumble drying and clothesline drying? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each method to find out.

2 Reasons why tumble drying can shorten the life of clothing

If you are in the camp of people who tumble dry their socks and think that it is a good idea, this may change your mind. The first reason to avoid doing this is that the heat can cause fibers to break down prematurely. The second reason is that tumble drying can cause shrinking, which will make your socks too short after some time. For these reasons and more, we recommend air drying your socks or hang them on a clothesline outdoors.

5 Benefits of line drying and why it’s good for your clothing

Line drying is good for your clothing for many reasons. It can help preserve the natural color of your clothes, as well as their shape and texture. Line drying also allows air to circulate around your clothes which helps prevent mold or mildew from forming on them. If you line dry in a particularly humid area, it can help prevent static cling that can result when clothes are dried in a dryer. Finally, line drying will allow you to save money on energy costs by not having to use an electric or gas powered dryer.

1) Line drying is good for your clothing because it preserves the natural color of your clothes and prevents them from fading too quickly due to exposure to UV light.

How many minutes should you tumble dry an item?

If you're debating whether or not to tumble dry your socks in the dryer or on the clothesline, fear not. This is a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. But now the question can be put to rest--we've found the answer. According to our friends at Tide PODS®, you should tumble dry socks for 5 minutes on medium heat if they are cotton and 9 minutes if they are wool.

What are some items that people don’t think they can line dry but they really can?

Just because you can't line dry your jeans doesn't mean you can't line dry everything else! In fact, most items of clothing are safe to hang out and dry on the clothesline. The number one thing that people say they don't think can be dried outside is socks. But did you know that it's totally fine to line dry mens ankle socks? Some other things that you might think are too delicate or expensive include tshirts and crew socks.

The top 10 most frequently asked questions about line drying

1. Why do I want to line dry my socks?

2. What is the best sock subscription service for men?

3. Are there any benefits to line drying socks as opposed to tumble drying them in the dryer or on the clothesline?

4. How long will it take for my socks to fully line dry in a typical environment of 70° F and 50% humidity?

5. What are some good ways to keep your sock lines organized while they are hanging on the clothesline so that they won't get tangled up with each other when they are not being used or washed?