And your home will smell great!
I know this has nothing to do with woodworking, but I have to share this.
I actually set this up last winter. Loved it then, and love it again this winter.
I read some articles and watched a few videos about this last year, and bought the bucket with a lid, expandable dryer vent hose, clamps, and the easy-connect gadget for the top of the bucket. All you need to do is connect the dryer hose to the back of your dryer, connect the other end to the bucket, put some water into the bucket, and turn on your dryer to dry some clothes.. You first have to cut holes in the lid of the bucket so the air can come out. Use a sharp utility knife to cut the holes in in the lid.
Add water to the bucket to trap the lint. If you do this, be sure to close off the outside vent so cold air doesn't come in. Stuff some towels or whatever into that vent to close off air flow to the outside.
My washer and dryer are in my unfinished basement. There is a half-wall behind the furnace to access the dirt crawl space under the old (1929) part of the house.. It always smells like dirt in the basement, so I usually keep the kitchen door to the basement closed in winter.......except when I do laundry.
Hot air rises.
One load in the dryer, pumping out humid air to the basement and upstairs, is immediately noticeable. You can just feel it on your skin, breathing, and it will feel warmer in your whole house.
Make sure you pick out a good smelling softener sheet to put into your dryer. I like Lavender and Vanilla, but I really like Gain because it just smells clean. The smell of the dryer sheet will fill your house.
So, I think, instead of doing all of your laundry on one day, stagger it out to keep some humidity in your house maybe?
Then when summer comes, just reconnect your dryer back up to the vent that goes outside.