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How do you keep clothes soft when you hang them to dry?

I'd love to string up a line and hang (at least some) of our stuff to dry, but the clothes, linens, etc, always end up so stiff...and wrinkled! Does this happen to everyone, or am I missing something?

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Asked by MrsAlmeda at 11:22 AM on Mar. 29, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • i hang certain clothes like sweaters/shirts. once they are dry, i tumble them in the dryer for about 10 min with a fab softner sheet. works well with softening them up and taking the wrinkles out

    Answer by kscmbz at 11:24 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • liquid fabric softener too

    Answer by chefjen at 11:45 AM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • after dried, especially my jeans i always through them in the dryer for a couple minutes with a fabric softer- they have unscented ones that i like

    Answer by tonipaffel at 12:30 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • I use a little extra liquid fabric softner in the wash and then hang out to dry... I have doing this for yrs now...

    Answer by gmasboy at 12:48 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • I used to do this: hang until barely damp. Put in dryer with a wet washcloth and dryer sheet for 10 minutes. :)

    Answer by SusieD250 at 1:57 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • I liked to run them through the dryer for a short while, this will also remove any little unwanted guests- such as gnats. If you want to save some money try running on the non-heat cycle.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:05 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • To get that soft feeling I would stick them in the dryer for alittle while after you hung them to dry just so they'll get soft/fluff feeling.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 11:30 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

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