Brilliant Home Hack: How to Dry Your Wet Sneakers

In our ongoing series of solutions to life’s little — yet vexing — problems, here is a great way to get your athletic shoes dry.

It’s one of those vexing problems: wet sneakers.

If you put them out to air dry, it can take a long time, and in some climates the damp ends up making them stink with mildew.

If you tumble them in your dryer, they do dry, but first it causes a lot of banging, which is annoying, and also takes a toll on the appliance.

If you have one of those fancy clothes dryers with the fancy rack, your problem is solved. You set your soggy sneakers on the rack and turn the dryer on to the appropriate setting.

But if not, here’s a clever hack for drying them without the noise or stink.

Tie the laces of those wet shoes to the laces of a second pair of shoes — the latter will act as a counterweight.

Then drape the laces over the dryer door so that the wet shoes are inside the dryer, the counterweight shoes are on the outside. Close the door and turn on the dryer. It will tumble and circulate the warm air, but the wet shoes will hang there on the door and — voila! — they get dry.

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Stacy Johnson

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