A $50 Smart Gadget Transformed How I Do Laundry

My dryer is older, so it doesn’t have fancy settings. It gets the job done—eventually. That’s because I overdry all of my laundry. Towels, pajama pants, sweatshirts, delicates—I cook them all till they’re dry, and then I cook them even longer. (I’m convinced the one sock that’s always missing actually spontaneously combusted.) That’s how much I am drying, and it’s a problem. It wastes energy, costs me money, and damages all of our fabrics.