I read an article that recommended placing a dry towel in with your wet clothes when drying. I tried it and got good results. I placed 2 towels in and got BETTER results. It does speed up the drying process–especially with wet towels and washcloths. Permanent press and sheets usually only need 1. Heavy items such as jeans or sweats benefit from 2 or 3. You will be able to guage how many you need after trying it out a few times.