This thrifty mum took to TikTok to share a neat trick for getting her bedding dry 'in record time' that doesn't require the use of a tumble dryer. She says buying a certain material for your duvet cover set will help you save energy at home in the long run.
Amidst the cost of living crisis, many people are making extra efforts to cut costs on their utility bills. From limiting tumble dryer usage to refraining from turning up the thermostat, trying to air dry washing is becoming a frustrating task. But TikTok mum, @duchessofthrift, has let us in on a secret that is a 'game changer on wash day.'
The mum's drying trick lies in the material of her bedding, and the secret? Teddy bear fleece material. 'If you're like us, you've got three double beds in the house. You've got a duvet, pillowcases, sheets hanging around – so I've bought this,' she says.
'This is the fleecy teddy bear set. This is a Dunelm one, it's £22 for the double. As you can see it's super soft, and very warm as well. And the best thing is: put it on an extra spin after you've washed it, comes out practically dry. Takes an hour to dry.'
'Compared to my old cotton bedding that will take nearly 48 hours to dry hanging over the bannisters. So, I cannot recommend it enough. I've never really fancied it (teddy fleece bedding) before, and it's only when I washed the fleece that I thought, do you know what? A fleecy bedding set will dry really quick.'
Fans in the comments agreed with one saying, 'I bought a teddy bear duvet set and also the teddy sheet. Best thing I've bought in years. So cosy and super quick to dry,' to which @duchessofthrift replied, 'It's a game changer on wash day isn't it.' Another said, 'I have the teddy bedding and it dried literally in no time. Perfect for winter!'
If after realising how much it costs to run a tumble dryer you're trying to take steps towards being more cost-conscious, we think investing in a teddy fleece bedding set is a step towards saving more in the long run, while also staying warm and cosy after the recent cold weather warning.
The Teddy Bear Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set that she uses starts from £16 at Dunelm, with many colourways to choose from and available to purchase both in-store and online.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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