Effective Rainy Season Clothes Drying Tips

During monsoons, doing less laundry by simply categorizing the necessary items for the season is the best approach.

To dry your damp garments, you can make maximum use of indoor spaces. Moreover, you can use drying tools such as a clothes dryer, iron, heaters, and fans for quick drying.

Additionally, to release excess moisture from your room, you can use air conditioners. It prevents the damp-dried garments from mold and mildew formation during air-drying in a damp state.

The natural air-drying process may take longer during the monsoon, and it is advised to allow the clothes to dry completely.

Undried or damp garments can increase the chances of mold and mildew formation due to excess moisture trapped on their surface.

Key Takeaways

  • The best approach to drying your clothes is to make proper use of the available indoor space and drying tools.
  • Doing less laundry and washing only the necessary items can help you save time and effort.
  • Give enough time for your clothes to dry completely to prevent mold and mildew formation.
  • Make use of air-conditioners to reduce moisture and amplify the drying process.
  • You may use Iron, heaters, and hot air blowers to speed up the drying process.

How to dry clothes during Rainy Season (Monsoon)?

To dry your garments effectively during monsoons you can make use of several drying hacks such as maximizing the indoor spaces and using the home utility tools listed below.

Spaces to utilize to dry your garments indoors during monsoon

The main challenge during the monsoon is the lack of space to dry your clothes.

Here are some ideas to make the best use of available indoor space to dry your clothes quickly.

Laundry room or Living room

You can hang your clothes in your laundry room or living room using a foldable drying rack.

It might take additional time to dry, but that is the only way to dry them.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Choose a foldable drying rack that fits the available space in your laundry room or living room.
  • After washing your clothes, gently wring out excess water to prevent dripping.
  • Hang the damp clothes on the drying rack, making sure there’s enough space between each garment to allow proper air circulation.
  • Leave the clothes to air-dry naturally. You can place the rack near a window or a source of natural light.
  • Rotate the clothes occasionally to ensure even drying.

Your Hallway Space

You can use the space in your hallways and install foldable hanging racks to dry the garments.

Alternatively, you can align multiple clotheslines to dry your fabrics using the hallway space.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Install foldable hanging racks along the hallway walls.
  • Hang the damp clothes on the racks, spreading them out to ensure they’re not touching each other.
  • If there’s enough space, you can also align multiple clotheslines across the hallway to accommodate more garments.
  • Ensure there’s proper ventilation in the hallway to aid the drying process.
  • Allow the clothes to air-dry thoroughly before removing them.


A basement is yet another place you can use to dry your garments by installing a clothesline or drying racks.

In some circumstances, you may not have enough ventilation in the basement areas; if that’s the case, turn on the fan to air-dry your clothes.


You could even use a garage, but you’d have to take extra precautions to avoid getting greasy stains on your clothes.

You can install a clothesline or simply place a drying rack to dry the clothes.

Just make sure you distance the garments drying space from garage equipment and walls.

Household tools to utilize to dry garments during monsoon

While maximizing the indoor space is the best way to dry your clothes, you can also use drying tools to quicken the process.

Some of these home utility tools are mentioned below.

Clothes Dryer

A clothes dryer is the most commonly used appliance to dry garments in any given season.

If you own a clothes dryer, then it is always best to use it during the monsoons.

Make sure to dry the suitable fabrics only and avoid drying any fabrics that aren’t suitable for tumble drying or exposure to heat.

For some fabrics, you can use a laundry bag for safety purposes (as long as the bag is suitable for use in a clothes dryer).

Avoid using dryers excessively or continuously for long periods of time, as this might lead to overheating and damage to the dryer’s internal parts.

Furthermore, your energy bills will be impacted if you use the dryer more frequently, so only use it when absolutely essential.

Room Heaters

Room heaters are an excellent way to dry clothes quickly.

Whenever you use a heater to warm your room during the monsoons, do not forget to dry your clothes.

When using a heater, it’s a good idea to spread your clothes out flat or hang them in so that the excess moisture can evaporate.


Air-conditioners help to discharge excess moisture from your rooms. Excess moisture can cause mold and mildew on damp garments if they don’t dry for very long.

If other ventilating methods do not work out, then you can run the air-conditioners for a time being, but not for too long.


During the monsoons, only the most essential garments should be ironed to speed up the drying process.

Make sure to follow safety precautions while using iron and do not use them over wet fabrics.

Instead, use the iron on fabrics that have dried unevenly or have damp spots on them.

For extra safety, just put a piece of cotton cloth over the damp clothes and iron them quickly.

Note: When using an iron, don’t use excessive heat. Instead, use a low or medium heat setting

Indoor Fans

If you use a ceiling fan, then simply install a clothesline or place the drying rack inside the room and turn on the fan.

Alternatively, portable fans can be used to blow the air.

Other Tips to dry clothes during monsoons

  • Wash fewer clothes and sort the pile as per needs.
  • Install additional clothesline indoors to dry larger loads of laundry.
  • Do not stack clothes on top of one another while placing them.
  • Keep your rooms ventilated to discharge excess moisture.
  • Distance the clothes even when you lay them flat over a dry surface or the drying rack.
  • You can use hair dryers with moderate heat settings to blow air over damp garments.
  • Place a drying rack or lay the garments flat over household furniture such as chairs, couches, sofas, tables, etc.
  • You can leave the garments lying over the furniture for overnight drying under the fan.

Final Thoughts

Laundry drying is a duty that cannot be neglected, regardless of how long it rains or whether the weather gets severe.

So, always try to maximize the space available inside your house to dry your clothes.

Also, try to keep the moisture level in check so that the drying process does not slow down.

In order to keep the moisture out, you can place salt bags or air purifying bags around the drying areas in your room.

Lastly, avoid excessive laundry during the monsoons and make use of drying tools wisely.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest way to dry your clothes without a dryer?

To dry your clothes without a dryer, use the spin-dry setting on your machine, then hang your clothes on a clothesline to dry naturally. The spin dry function in your washer helps to get rid of excess water from clothes.

Can I use a hair dryer to dry my clothes?

Yes, you can use a hair dryer with moderate heat settings to blow air over damp garments. Do not hold the hair dryer too close to the clothes, as this might damage the fabric.

What is the best way to dry clothes inside the house?

The best way to dry your clothes indoors is to either hang them on a rod or simply lay them flat on a drying rack.

Manish Singh is an expert in electrical engineering with a Diploma in the field. With over 12 years of experience, he specializes in repairing music systems, washing machines, dryers, and other laundry-related appliances. His in-depth knowledge in electrical repairs and decent knowledge about garment care makes him a trusted authority in the field of appliance repair and laundry related topics. If you have any questions or need assistance with your appliances, you can reach out to Manish through email: manish.singh (at) portablelaundry.com