Everyone knows that drying clothes and your laundry on a clothesline pulley is the best way to successfully dry your clothes. It’s environmentally safe, protects the fibers in your clothes, and can save you money on your monthly energy bills.

But what if you can’t get outside and need to dry your clothes? Or if you want to dry them fast and efficiently when they are on a clothesline?

First, remember to always shake your clothes thoroughly once you remove them from your washing machine. This is especially important with jeans. But regardless of the item, a good shake will help reduce wrinkles and shake off excess moisture before you even hang up your laundry to dry. You should also hang up your clothes as quickly as possible after they are finished washing, so they don’t get an unpleasant, damp smell.

If you are stuck indoors and need to hang your clothes on a clothes horse know that there is a method to hanging up your clothes. Place your larger clothes on the top and smaller items on the bottom. This arrangement will help you maximize airflow to your clothing items. If you can you should also give each item as much space as possible.

Preferably you should also hang your clothes and other laundry items in a light breeze in order to dry them out the fastest. Even if you are stuck inside (due to the weather), a small fan blowing on your laundry will work perfectly.

And lastly, if you want your items to dry fast, hang them on a clothes hanger. This will dry them out faster than on a clothes horse. And by hanging them on a hanger, this will reduce creases caused by a traditional tumble dryer.