The answer to that question depends on a few factors, including the material of the towels and the humidity in your home.
Let’s start with how long it takes towels to dry when they’re hung up. If you’ve got a lot of towels, you’ll probably want to invest in a drying rack or folding them over the shower rod or towel bar. The thicker your towel is, the longer it will take. A bath towel should be completely dry after about two hours. But if you’ve got a stack of them, it could take up to eight hours for all of them to dry.
Now let’s talk about how long it takes towels to dry in the dryer: If you’ve got only one or two towels and they’re thin enough that they don’t take up too much room in the drum, then it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes for them to tumble dry on low heat. But if you’ve got a bunch of bulky towels, like bath sheets or hand towels and washcloths, then they might need an hour or more in there before they’re ready to use again.
Last modified: October 4, 2022