The Great Sock Debate: Tumble Dry Your Socks in the Dryer or on the Clothesline?





Do you tumble dry your socks in the dryer or hang them out to dry on the clothesline? You probably aren’t even aware that there’s an ongoing debate, but you can’t scroll through social media without seeing people passionately advocating their chosen sock-drying method. The good news is that there’s finally definitive research on how to best care for your socks and we have answers so you don’t have to go searching the web anymore!



5 Reasons Why You Should Tumble Dry Your Socks

*1) You'll save time. *2) You'll avoid shrinkage. *3) You'll maintain color. *4) You'll use less heat and energy. *5) The dryer will last longer since it's not overused.*



3 Reasons Why You Should Hang Them On The Line

1. It's just better for your clothes. When you put wet clothes into a dryer, it can cause creasing and shrinkage of fabrics. But when you hang them outside to dry, there are no issues with shrinkage and all your clothes come out looking fresh and clean.

2. It will save you money on your electric bill.



1 Reason Why You Shouldn't Care Either Way

1) Philosophically speaking, there is no right answer to this question because it's a subjective matter. 2) The socks are going to get dry either way, so you should care about something more important than your socks. 3) It's only 1-2 minutes of your day and if it helps you from being late for work, then that is a good thing. 4) You don't have to worry about people judging you for drying your clothes outside like they do when you hang them in the bathroom while taking a shower. 5) You'll get more fresh air and sunlight by hanging them outside instead of just inside all day long. 6) Hanging them outside will also help reduce your electric bill because they're not running an extra cycle each day.