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Are you drying your clothes well?

Yes that's right! There are tricks, there are precepts, there are “do's and don'ts”, and treating your clothes correctly will make them last longer with their original quality.

Do you want to know more? Read this article and put it into practice.

But before we start, one question remains:
What is most efficient for drying clothes? Too much wind or too much sun?
See the answer and explanation at the end of the article.

Drying your clothes well is super important

Oito.Um has always been committed to being a pioneering brand in the implementation of ecological policies and this article, with the information it provides, is yet another way in which we can be: because the durability of your clothes is one of the key sustainability factors in the clothing industry.

Take note of the tips we present to you and implement them as best you can.

Caring for the drying rack

The best way to ensure that you don't stain or damage your clothes is to have a clean drying rack. After all, if clothes that are still wet come into contact with the dirt on the rope, they will be marked and must be washed again. Therefore, pass a dry cloth along the ropes of your clothesline regularly and ensure that it remains clean. And when rust starts to appear on the strings, it's time to replace them.

Wooden springs or plastic springs?

The plastic springs are so pretty! Full of different colors and shapes. But wooden springs are also very stylish, more classic, rustic and natural...

It's all true, but let's add some more information so you can choose in an informed way: plastic springs are more fragile and their use must also be considered from the point of view of sustainability and reducing the use of plastics; wooden ones are more likely to darken and stain clothes.
Since the choice is yours, we give you some tips:

- Do not leave the springs on the clothesline;

- store them in a dry place with air circulation to prevent the metal parts from rusting;

- Do not hold 2 pieces with the same spring to avoid overloading the spring;

- And always choose quality springs!

These precautions will make all the difference in the durability of your springs, whether wooden or plastic.

Extend each piece with discretion

Laying out a shirt is different from laying out leggings or a t-shirt. Each type of item has its own ideal way of being hung to dry and you should adopt some precautions that will prolong the life of your clothes, without marks and well dried!
The ideal will be:

- Always lay out the pieces inside out to prevent the sun from damaging their color

- Leggings – and here we also include the best fitness leggings – Eight.One, of course – must be extended around the waist because it is the thickest part of the garment and the one that will bear the least marks from the springs.

- Sweatshirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts must be hung in the middle or at the armpit line, with a clip on each side. There are several theories regarding this piece, but in fact, if they are extended to the bottom or the collar there will be more deformation of the piece due to the weight!

- Underpants must be extended like leggings or pants – around the waist. As for socks, they should be hung in the middle and never by the elastic or the tip.

- Bras and bikinis can be hung in the middle. You can even use its zipper and not use springs. You just shouldn't hang them by their ends because they could become deformed.

The best time to hang out and pick up your clothes

If you're waiting for a specific time, that's not exactly what we have for you...! But almost.

The ideal is to hang out the clothes as soon as they have finished being washed. Before going to the drying rack, each piece must be shaken. This extra work means that the clothes regain their shape, are less wrinkled, dry faster and don't need as much “iron”… all of this is positive for the clothes and their durability!

And as heat also damages and wears out items, you should collect your clothes as soon as they are dry. Feel the thickest area of ​​the piece to confirm that it is dry and, if it is, most likely the entire piece is dry too.

Follow the instructions on the labels

The most normal thing for many of us is to put our clothes out to dry without following the instructions on the labels. They then shrink or stretch during the drying process and we don't understand why or we become unhappy with the piece and even the brand, putting the quality of the material into question.
Therefore, understanding the symbols and following their guidelines is super important, both for washing and drying clothes. See this article for more information.

And, to conclude our article, we give the answer to the question of which of the two natural phenomena – a lot of wind or a lot of sun – is more efficient in drying clothes. The answer may not be the most obvious, but the wind is more effective at drying clothes!
It's because? Science explains.
The wind moves air particles that collide with the water molecules in the fabric, increasing their temperature and speeding up their evaporation. In fact, the sun does exactly the same, but more slowly.

We hope this information will be useful for you to take care of all your clothes, but always remember that buying quality clothes is essential to make them last longer! Buy Oito.Um quality !


Verónica Morais

Excelente artigo!

Excelente artigo!


Artigo muito útil. De facto ainda seco toda a roupa de treino na máquina de secar (mesmo com indicação de contrário) e até tem corrido bem. No entanto, concordo que não é propriamente amigo do ambiente.

Artigo muito útil. De facto ainda seco toda a roupa de treino na máquina de secar (mesmo com indicação de contrário) e até tem corrido bem. No entanto, concordo que não é propriamente amigo do ambiente.

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