The £1.25 B&M gadget every homeowner MUST buy if they want to dry clothes fast & without hefty bills

HOMEOWNERS are rushing to get their hands on a £1.25 gadget from B&M that can help dry clothes faster.

The useful item can help you save up on energy bills as it slashes the clothes’ drying time by half.

A simple item can cut the clothes' drying time by half and save on energy bills

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A simple item can cut the clothes’ drying time by half and save on energy billsCredit: Getty
The £1.25 B&M gadget every homeowner must buy if they want to dry clothes fast

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The £1.25 B&M gadget every homeowner must buy if they want to dry clothes fastCredit: B&M

The average UK family is forking out £1,834 a year on gas and electricity.

And many of us are turning to heated airers to get clothes dry whilst it’s cold and wet outside.

In the meantime, a study by Ariel reveals that the average Brit will do roughly four loads of laundry per week or 208 washes per year.

For those who haven’t done the maths, it adds up to a staggering 13,000 loads of laundry across an entire lifetime.

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And with energy bills soaring up, it can become an unbearable load for some.

But a small and cheap gadget from B&M for just £1.25 can significantly cut down the time it takes to dry your clothes.

The dryer balls help reduce drying time by cutting it in half – just pop one in the machine with your next load.

They move around inside the tumble dryer freely, allowing the clothes to separate instead of moving in one giant clump of wet material.

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In turn, the hot air can move around more and dry the items quicker.

Lynsey Crombie, a best-selling author and cleaning whizz, who is also known as the ‘Queen of Clean’, has shared her six tips for getting your clothes dry in no time.

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And particularly if you’re on a budget and are looking to save cash where possible, you’ll need to listen up.

Thanks to these simple tricks, you won’t need to turn your heating on – or spend a fortune on energy bills.

Lynsey took to social media to share her tips for drying laundry over the winter months and revealed that not only are airers great, but you must also never hang your clothes directly onto a radiator. 

How to save on energy bills

If you don’t have a smart meter and haven’t sent your supplier recent meter readings – it’s worth submitting one now.

An updated meter reading will mean your supplier has a more accurate idea of your usage to bill you accurately.

There are several cheap and easy ways to heat your home and cut down your electricity costs.

Every degree you increase the temperature of your thermostat is estimated to hike your heating bill by about 10% – so get the balance right.

The Energy Saving Trust recommends that your thermostat should be set to the lowest comfortable temperature, which for most is between 18°C and 21°C.

You can also turn your boiler’s flow temperature down as well as any thermostatic radiator valves in some rooms – you could save around £180 annually on your energy bills.

Ventilation is good for health and air quality but it’s the first place where heat will escape.

If there’s a draught, grab a draught excluder and plug the gap.

Prices for draught excludes start from a fiver in most stores but a thick blanket rolled up next to a problematic door will work just as well.

Seal up any draughty windows with easy-to-use draught excluders, prices for them start at £1.99 and they could save up to £70 on your energy bills.

Loft insulation is also very important as it can stop heat escaping, therefore slashing your heating bill.

You can buy insulation from all local builder merchants or retailers such as B&Q and Wickes.

Savvy homeowners have also shared their methods on saving on energy bills.

From gearing up for cold with cosy wear in order to avoid cranking up the thermostat to changing washing machine settings, there are a plethora of ways to cut down your spending.

One such method includes an “overlooked” setting that can half the cost of doing laundry – and it takes just the touch of a button.

Or, if you’re shopping for a new machine, choosing a more efficient washing machine could save up cash in the long run.

It might cost more upfront but you will spend less over the lifetime of the product.

An extra washing machine spin before you tumble dry your load could shorten the time you have the dryer on.

Tumble dryers use far more energy, so reducing this cost can add up, and of course in better weather avoid it altogether if you can hang it out to air dry.

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Reducing the number of loads you do can cut your usage and bill, and making sure your doing a full load each time is one way to do this.

Another way is to get a bargain dehumidifier from B&M to dry clothes which can shave up to £74 off a crucial household bill.