How to air-dry your clothes faster with this simple hanger trick

All it takes are two metal hangers and a twist of tape!

All it takes are two metal hangers and a twist of tape!

It was an emergency laundry situation. I had just gotten to work and realized I’d packed a less-than-spotless shirt for an evening event (50s party – long story). Washing it in the bathroom sink was no problem, but I needed a way to dry it in record time. Let’s cut to the physics…

More air circulation = Faster water evaporation

To create an air pocket between opposing layers of fabric, I bent two hangers (see photo) so that the horizontal hook of one hanger latched into the straight neck of the other. The resulting design was stabilized by the two lower V-shaped bends, which were secured with a twist of scotch tape into a bracing X shape. The new form successfully let air circulate freely throughout the garment, which was perfectly dry by my afternoon break. For some inexplicable reason, none of my co-workers seemed overly impressed. Sometimes, dear readers, there are things worth getting called “weird” for. And for this minstrel designer, being clean and dry is at the top of that list!

Side view

Side view

Top view

Top view

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2 Responses to How to air-dry your clothes faster with this simple hanger trick

  1. awesome idea! Haha. I’ll have to try that. Thanks for posting!

  2. Cymbria says:

    Thanks Jaimie, it’s always a treat to have one’s weirdness celebrated as being possibly ever so slightly useful to at least one other member of the species ;)ps.Excellent photos on your site!! Just don’t tell your clients that this is how you dry your clothes lol

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