My dryer is on the "fritz" and since I am trying to hold off on replacing it, I am hanging my clothes out on the line more often. I absolutely LOVE to hang clothes outside.....it is such a peaceful task to do. It's just me and the clothes and the repetitive motion of clipping and hanging them.
I grew up in a household where my Mother, who grew up on a farm, felt that the old ways were better then the newer ones. She said that the dryer was a luxury, not a necessity, and that hanging up clothes saved our family money. I never quite understood how something as simple as having "Mother Nature" dry your clothes could save you $$, but I "went along with her program" and didn't complain.
*I should also mention that we used this type of washer to wash all of our clothes...yep, that's right...I grew up doing laundry with an old-fashionedwringerwasher. I'm just that good!! LOL ;)
Anyway, back to the dryer:
Since I've been married (19+ years now), I've had a dryer but have continued to hang clothes outside, mostly during the spring/summer. In the winter, I hang items in my laundry room to dry, for example, shirts and pants on hangers, small towels on a clip hanger, but for larger items, like towels, sheets, etc., I have to use the dryer due to not having enough space to hang them.
Now that nicer weather is coming (it is supposed to be around 58 degrees today), I am most likely going to hang everything that I can on my "solar dryer."
I use this to hang socks and hand towels:
And, this is what I hang the rest of the items on
I hope that all of you have a Good Wednesday! I'm going outside, now, to hang out my laundry! :)