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Cleaned Your Lint Trap Lately?

While it’s summer around here and the clothesline is getting some good use, I do still use the dryer some. Being pregnant has left me a little low on energy sometimes for hanging a full load out to dry, especially on really hot days.

I’m good about cleaning the lint trap out each and every load. My husband not so much. How well do you do?

Cleaning out your lint trap saves a lot of energy that your dryer would otherwise use. The dryer vent should be checked regularly too. Excessive lint build up can cause a fire.

Especially if you use dryer sheets (I don’t and my clothes feel and smell fine, thanks), you will want to scrub your lint trap’s screen periodically. Dryer sheets cause buildup on the screen, which make your dryer less efficient.

4 replies on “Cleaned Your Lint Trap Lately?”

  1. Diana says:

    I am relieved to know I am not the only one whose energy is laid low by pregnancy. I was feeling guilty about using the dryer because I was “too lazy” to walk to the clothes line. 🙂 Like you I haven’t used dryer sheets in years. I think they are a waste of money. We share our washer and dryer with two other apartments and they are not very good about cleaning the lint filters but I clean it after each load and usually before because of the other two tenants not doing so. Hope your energy returns soon!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I hope so too. It’s getting better, but there are still a lot of chronic sleepies. We try to take daily family walks at the very least, so I don’t get too lazy.

  3. JEANNE says:

    LOL I’m too paranoid about fire to NOT clean the lint trap after every load… see? Paranoia has its benefits 😉

  4. I always heard of how cleaning the lint trap can prevent fires, but I never new it actually saves money. Great tips and just another benefit of cleaning the lint out.

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