Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Line Drying, love it or hate it?
I don't know about ya'll but I just love hanging clothes out to dry. I remember back in the day when we had a wringer washer in the basement and I hung the clothes out. In the winter, we line dried them inside before my parents even got a dryer. Even once they had one, it wasn't used very often as it was just a lot of money to spend on electricity (my, how some things don't change).
Nothing beats the "April Freshness" of line dried towels or sheets. The first night sleeping in bed after the sheets had been dried out in the pure air was amazing. I love that smell, don't you?
Line drying also gives you that "sun bleach" and when doing the load of whites it always made things look cleaner.
You also have to think of the fact that the clothes actually last longer. How is that possible? Think of all of the lint that accumulates...that was part of your clothes at one time and another bonus of hanging clothes out is the fact that there is no shrinking. I am sure that it has happened to all of us at one point in our lives.
Dryers do have their benefits, I mean, if you are in a hurry and need your clothes right off it is more convenient for that. If you work in an office and have clothes that need to be ironed if you don't put them in the dryer, I opt for the dryer (I HATE IRONING), but as a rule, I don't buy things that need to be ironed.
Rainy days and winter months it may work well for you too. I guess it all depends on your preferences and your budget. If you like using a dryer and can afford the higher electric bill, that is your option. For me, I will use a dryer on occasion but very rare. I love having the clothes hung out to dry and in the winter or rainy days, I have a rack that I put them on or put them on hangers and hang on the shower rod. It may be a bit more work but it saves so much money and I just love it.
What do you do? Do you do a combination of both? Hang in the summer, dryer in the winter?