Did your mom hang out wet clothes on the clothesline? Mine did. Actually, the clothesline started out as a way to attach the dog's leash so she could run around in the backyard since we didn't have a fence. Then my mom just started using it as a clothesline and kept using it as a clothesline after we got that fence.
Maybe it's time to bring that back.
You may want to think about ditching the dryer yourself. Consumer Reports is actually all for it. Why?
- The clothes dryer is one of the top 7 energy users in your home. Think of the money you can save on your electric bill.
- Dryers break down the fibers in your clothes over time.
- You get that fresh, outdoor scent in clothes hung on the line.
- The sun fights stains and can even bleach your whites and make them whiter.
If you do plan to hang out your clothes:
- Shake out your clothes to reduce wrinkles
- Hang shirts from the bottom and pants & skirts from the waistband to make the clothespin marks less noticeable.
- Dark clothing should be hung inside out to prevent fading.
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