Drying your clothes on a laundry line!
Apparently you can save a BUNDLE if you hang it instead of using your dryer!
So I started to do some research. I remember that my Mom hung out our laundry when we were little and that she had RULES. The main one that I remember was that you hung sheets and towels on the outside of the line and your "undies" on the inside where the neighbors couldn't see them.
Apparently MY neighbors don't know about these rules -
I did a whole post about them and how they have their hot-tub on the driveway and their cars parked on their front lawn.
Go here for details of my plight :
But I am going to put up my clothesline in my backyard behind the privacy fence. I do a big load of dog towels and bedding everyday. Plus I am washing the sheets that I drape over my furniture every 2nd or 3rd day.
So I am thinking that MY savings could be HUGE!
Now, getting back to my research. There is a TON of info about laundry line etiquette and/or rules.
Things like running a washcloth along the line first so that you don't get a dirt mark on your sheets or whatever. Also you are supposed to do the whites first and hang them end to end so that you can overlap and use less clothes-pins. Also tips like "if you wear it on the top, then hang it from the bottom and vice versa".
REALLY there are a lot of TIPS and apparently zoning regulations in some places.
And if you don't want "crunchy" towels, some say to throw them in the dryer for 5 minutes after you take them down off the line.
Others say to put heavy items like jeans in the dryer BEFORE you hang them to get some of the water out.
I got clothes-pins and cotton laundry line from the Dollar store.
This weekend I am putting up my clothesline!
Do YOU have any tips this week?