Replace your iron
That magical permanent-press setting that most people never use is a wrinkle-reducing marvel and gentler on clothes, helping them last a little longer. The secret? It runs a little less hot than a standard drying cycle and switches to an even cooler temperature later in the cycle to help keep wrinkles at bay.
Sound the alarm if something’s wrong
Some newer dryers have built-in sensors that monitor the dryer-vent status. These models will sound the alarm if the vent gets clogged– which could help you prevent a fire.
Refresh your down quilt
If your down quilt has flattened out a bit and lost a little bit of its fluff, running it through a dryer with several tennis balls can help restore its usual loft.