AS the energy bills keep soaring, many have put their tumble dryers on pause for the foreseeable future and instead dry their washing outdoors.
But with the temperatures plunging, one mum was in hysterics after finding her washing frozen rock solid.
Karen’s mum couldn’t control her laughter as she demonstrated the state of the frozen bottomsCredit: Tiktok/@karenbyrne13
The hilarious fail has since taken the internet by storm, leaving people in hystericsCredit: Tiktok/@karenbyrne13
The hilarious fail was shared on the popular social media giant, TikTok, where it has since racked up close to a whopping 645k views in just one day.
According to Karen Byrne, from Ireland, where the temperatures are set to drop to -4C, her mum found the frozen laundry in the morning.
Holding a pair of dark bottoms, the mum couldn’t stop laughing, as they remained their stiff shape.
To demonstrate just how frozen the piece of clothing was, Karen’s mum banged it against the floor, and was in stitches when they made a sound.
It’s safe to say, the mum wasn’t the only one to find the situation amusing – social media users flocked to comments to thank Karen for sharing the major flop.
One TikTok fan wrote: ”I remember this happened to a jumper or something when I was a kid and my mum karate chopped it to get it on the radiator.”
Another mortified person penned: ”I left my washing out last night and was nearly decapitated by a jumper this morning when I went outside at 6am.”
”You freeze dried them,” a third chuckled.
”my mum used to hang washing out in winter. The towels were like boards,” a fourth revealed.
If you like many live in colder climate and drying your washing outdoors is no longer an option, one expert has revealed how to get them crisp dry without a tumble dryer – and this hack will save you £45 every month.
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Dehumidifiers are electronic appliances that, like the name suggests, suck out moisture from indoor air.
Chatting to The Express, Chris Michael, Managing Director at Meaco, explained that not only can dehumidifiers produce the exact same – if not better – results for your washing, they will also save you loads of money in the long run.
“There are several advantages of drying damp washing indoors with a dehumidifier instead of a tumble dryer.
“Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the reduced cost. A dehumidifier can cost as little as 8p an hour to run in comparison to a tumble dryer that can cost over £2 per cycle.
”Additionally, Meaco dehumidifiers with a dedicated laundry mode will switch themselves off after six hours to save energy.
“This means that with every load you choose to air dry instead of putting in the tumble dryer, you’re saving around £1.50 per load money on your energy bill.
”If you’re part of a busy family, drying washing everyday this will save you £45 every month!”
Chris added: “While the dehumidifier is drying the clothes, it is also protecting the room that the clothes are in from potential damage that would otherwise occur in that room from long-term laundry drying indoors over winter.”
Unlike a tumble dryer, according to the expert, a dehumidifier is also much safer appliance to use.
“Over recent years, there have been numerous product recalls and high-profile safety notices against millions of tumble dryers because of various fire reports which has made consumers wary of using their machines.
”Drying clothes naturally avoids this risk.”
It’s not just your wallet that will thank you for the investment – your clothes will benefit too, as air drying makes the garments ”feel softer”.
”By choosing to air dry laundry, you can help your clothes to last longer too.
”Garments are not exposed to the high temperatures from tumble dryers that can damage delicate fabrics.”
Furthermore, a key benefit of using dehumidifiers is that it retains and generates a substantial amount of heat which can also be harnessed to heat other areas of your home.
According to the pro, it is not uncommon for these devices to convert every unit of energy it consumes into 2.5 times the amount of usable heat – and this could notably reduce your dependence on using radiators or external heaters.
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