The great sock debate: tumble dry your socks in the dryer or on the clothesline?

Determining whether or not to tumble dry your socks in the dryer or on the clothesline can be quite the philosophical debate, especially among sock enthusiasts. For example, someone who likes to buy and wear novelty socks may prefer to hang them up on the clothesline so they don’t lose their shape while they dry, while someone who prefers more traditional socks may find they last longer if they tumble dry them. However, those are just two sides of the debate — which sock philosophy do you support? Read on to find out how to determine which approach works best for you!

What happens when you throw dirty socks in the washer

It's a common dilemma, but there's actually a right and wrong way to wash your socks. If you're going to put them in the washer, make sure to set it at a gentle cycle and use cold water. If you're looking for some more detergent power, try adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the load. And if you're worried about how hot your machine might be, don't forget that most newer machines have built-in sensors that will turn off automatically when things get too hot.

What happens when you put them in the dryer

If you put your socks in the dryer, they're more likely to shrink and wear out faster. This is because tumbling them will cause them to tangle up with other laundry, making it harder for air to circulate. This will also cause them to be more prone to wearing out quickly because they'll rub against other articles of clothing, including hard fabrics like jeans. The heat and pressure created by drying will also cause elastic fibers in socks to wear out sooner than usual.

If you put your socks on a clothesline outside or hang them over a shower rod inside, they'll last longer than if you put them in the dryer.

When you hang them on a clothesline

One of the benefits of using a clothesline is being able to enjoy a fresh, clean scent when you remove your socks. This is because you're not adding any chemicals to them while they're drying. Plus, hanging them up takes up less space than having them sitting in a drawer, which is an added bonus for those who live in smaller spaces.

Another perk of hanging your socks is that you can have more control over how dry they get. Since everyone's preferences are different, if one type of sock gets too damp for some people's tastes but not for others then it will be possible to hang that type of sock separately and get it to a different level of dryness before putting it back with the rest.

Before making your final decision

It's important to know that both methods have their pros and cons. First, you should consider how much time it will take to do each. If you're always running late, then drying socks in the dryer is more convenient. But if you want them to last as long as possible and save money on electricity, then drying them outside could be better for you.