Hanging laundry inside causes serious health problems

In the summer months, hang your laundry on the balcony or on the drying rack at home. But at the first frost, the dilemma of where to hang the laundry arises, and many people’s eyes slip to the interior of their homes. While not every household has the luxury of owning a dryer, hanging your laundry inside is a recipe for several problems at once.


One doesn’t always have a choice, but it still needs to be said: it’s not good to hang laundry in an unventilated room. This increases the humidity by about thirty percent, and higher humidity can result in the likelihood of toxic fungi. Their spores can also potentially cause allergic reactions in humans, which is something we all naturally want to avoid. Therefore, a simple prevention applies: ventilate, ventilate, ventilate.

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Mold in the home

They are often accompanied by an unpleasant musty smell in the room. Fighting them is then never easy and one often has to resort to drastic solutions, such as spraying the room with aggressive chemical agents. Especially if you are allergic or have small children at home, you want to take care of the health of your whole family and try to prevent mould in the house. These can have the following symptoms:

  • cough,
  • stinging,
  • sneezing,
  • allergic reaction,
  • headache,
  • fatigue.
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Hint: minimize sources of moisture

This is why it’s best to use outdoor spaces, such as a balcony or a drying rack under your windows, to dry your laundry. Another option is to get a dryer that dries your clothes without letting the moisture out. While this is a more expensive solution, it is certainly worth it in the long run. You should use these alternatives as often as possible, and only dry your laundry inside as rarely as possible and for as short a time as possible. The best way to do this is to hang them in a well-ventilated room. Remember that frequent ventilation is good for your home and your health overall.