|My grandson's diapers hanging on my daughter's clothesline|
What I do like is the smell of sheets fresh off the line. Have you tried it lately? If not, what's stopping you? The advantages to line drying are countless.
- Economical. Just think about how much lower your energy costs will be if you cut back on how many loads of laundry you dry in your gas or electric dryer! Electric dryers are often the highest costing appliance to run in your home. They simply suck up a whole lot of electricity.
- Environmental. Want to limit your carbon footprint? Hang your laundry on a clothesline and let the wind and sun dry it.
- Easier on your clothes. Tossing your clothing in a heat-producing dryer can have detrimental effects on your clothes, especially delicate items like bras, underwear and swimsuits. If you don't line dry anything else, you should at least hang your delicates on a line, in or outside of your home. Your undergarments and swimwear will last so much longer when their treated right! Cold water and line drying. I've had the same underwear for over a decade now! Granted, I paid high prices for it, but it's held up nicely.
- Eliminates static. Really ... it does.
And that's all I have to say on this Thursday's Truths and Tidbits. The truth is: line drying is best on many counts. That's why I shared these little tidbits that, in the end, just might save you a fair bit of change!
Keeping it green on the line,