Consider drying in the sun.
There may be something to using the old clothesline and pins. Line drying conserves energy, saves money, and is easier on the clothes, and sunshine works to kill bacteria. But Crawley cautioned that while hang drying in the sun will reduce the bacteria load, the higher dryer temperatures achieved in your machine are needed to sterilize the clothes. Ultimately, she said, "Do whatever works best for your family."