A survey has found New Zealanders haven't quite mastered the art of laundry, with a quarter admitting they've shrunk their clothes and mistaken it for weight gain.
Men are more likely to make the mistake, according to the Canstar survey.
And nearly a third of Kiwis use their clothes dryer even if it is sunny outside.
"While we've seen the usage and value of clothes dryers, people tend to see those who use clothes dryers as a bit lazy," says Canstar general manager Jose George.
Otago residents are the most likely to opt for the dryer over the sun.
A quarter of New Zealanders regularly destroy things left in their pockets, and half say the convenience of using a dryer is more important to them than saving power.
People under 30 are the most likely to consider more environmentally friendly ways of drying their clothes, but it's the over-70s who are most likely to give it up altogether.