(or at least energy and money)
Line drying is so easy, even a kid can do it!
So why aren’t more people air drying their clothes? I’m not standing up for dryer users, but really, it is a lot easier to just shove the wet load into the dryer that’s right there and push a button then to take the time to walk it out to the line, hang it all up, hope you have enough clothes pins and pray it doesn’t rain, take it all down, walk it back, fold it and then put your most likely very STIFF clothes and towels away.
Personally, I love how eco-good it feels to hang clothes out on the line. It is a total green action filled with love and respect to Mama Earth… But honestly, the end result sometimes leaves me feeling like a new slogan for line drying should be:
Line Drying: Say Hello to Saving Energy and Say Goodbye to Soft Towels!
Damn scratchy towels. They can almost ruin all the good things that go along with line drying like the exercise you do get while you enter this laundry Zen-like state hanging clothes. Something inside you will enjoy it very much, I promise. And it’s a great green action to tap into the natural solar and wind drying options available in your backyard. Your clothes will get dry, you’ll save money and you’ll acquire a sense of appreciation for the laundering process that you totally miss out on when you choose to be lazy and push the dryer button. All the green goodness really does help you overlook some of the rough aspects of line drying.
Maybe I should ask the experts over at Project Laundry List about the damn towels. I’m sure there’s lots of natural options to soften up the scratchy things like maybe adding vinegar to the wash or an all natural fabric softener that works like magic and doesn’t cost as much as you’re saving from air drying. Because that would be silly.
But this is All Natural Me – We don’t line dry to save money…
We line dry to save the world!
All Natural Me Wants to Know – How do you dry?