It Was Taking Too Long to Dry

DLKHi FlyLady!

I’ve been fluttering on and off for less than a year…mostly off but occasionally I get my fanny in gear again.

I had ordered your The Dryer Lint Kit several months ago and it sat in its box on my laundry room floor. I kept getting messages about needing to actually use it if you have it and last weekend while my husband was taking a nap I unpacked it from the box, got out the vacuum cleaner and went to work.

It got out a little from the lint screen area, I was impressed by how deep the brush and the flat hose nozzle were able to get…way down deep. With the round brush I was able to get about half way up my metal dryer hose, the hose is too cramped to get any higher…it pulled a little amount out but then I started on the vent that goes down through the floor. I would put the hose down there and it kept bringing stuff up so I got my flashlight…..whoa!!! It was packed solid down there.

It was actually too much for the dryer kit to handle! I got out our grabber, you know one of those things you can reach up to a high shelf with, and put that down the vent. I kept grabbing hold of big piles of lint…some of it was all matted together and hard. No wonder our dryer was taking so long to dry!!!

I got everything down to the curve of the pipe, I hoped that there wasn’t too much around the curve that I couldn’t get to. A couple years ago I had unscrewed the screen to the outside dryer vent so I knew that it curved in just a few inches and I would not be able to get anything in it from that side. I filled a bathroom waste basket 3/4 full of lint. It was impressive!!

I took it in and woke up my husband and showed it to him. He was impressed. Oh, and by the way, our dryer now completely dries a load of laundry in just one cycle.

Thank you FlyLady for continuing to gently nag me about using the kit so that I did finally get up and do it. Your e-mails are a blessing to me.

Flybaby Anne from Ohio

FlyLady here: It is very important to keep your dryer vent and hose clean.

Your dryer will work more efficiently and your home will be safer.

The Dryer Vent Kit is in the Fly Shop.

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