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I have noticed that synthetic materials are most prone to going mildewy if not dried quickly.  Cottons and woollens aren't quite so affected by this in my experience.

I live in a very humid, cool climate, and I can dry most things indoors by hanging them up really high, near the ceiling.  I dry t shirts, trousers, towels, and more on hangers hung on a curtain rail above a south-facing window;  I sometimes just drape towels over the rail too, and they generally dry overnight.  Quick drying things like linens can hang on a drying rack stood on the floor, but as a rule I try to hang things up as high as possible. 

If I can, I prefer to dry out on the line, and will wait until a clear day is forecast and do all the laundry at once;  if clean clothes are desperately needed. I'll do a small wash to hang indoors overnight.  I also sometimes do both:  in the winter I will line dry while it's sunny (though too humid to fully dry) and then finish drying indoors when the sun goes down.

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Just had to add this here. Besides using the latest tech, it also imparts the best scent, IMHO.



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