How can you reduce the chances of clothes shrinking in the dryer?

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The hot air in the dryer or the heat in it causes more shrinkage than hot water in the washer. Washing in warm, not hot water, and then hanging the clothes out to air dry without putting them in the drier will reduce the chances of the clothes shrinking.
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In some fabrics, like wool, it would be the heat. With cotton it is the tumbling
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it is in the dryer and it spins so mutch it shrinks.
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1. Dry cottons and knits on a medium heat setting and remove them while there is still just a trace of damp. Stretch the items back into shape as needed and lay them flat on a towel
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Dryers heat clothes because moving water in its vapor state is a lot easier than moving water in its liquid state. Liquid water clings to clothes pretty tightly, and requires substantial
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