30th Apr 2008
Now that the nicer weather is here, I hate using the dryer and would much rather hang my clothes out to dry. There’s nothing better than the smell of line-dried clothing or linens. There isn’t really a suitable place for a clothesline in my garden and so I use a clotheshorse from Target instead. If I can find a spot for it, I will add a retractable clothesline (also from Target) to my life as well…
Of course, I like to overthink things and, as I was hanging my clothes out yesterday, I started wondering about line-drying clothes vs. drying them in a clothes dryer. I never see clotheslines in people’s yards but I can’t be the only one that likes to line-dry laundry, can I?
A little googling assured me that I’m not. LaundryList.org is an advocacy group promoting the use of clotheslines. For those a little less politically-minded, the BBC website has online tips for maximising your line-drying experience; I wish they’d included a photo of their towel hanging technique. That is the main complaint I hear around the house about my spring and summer laundry habits…the towels aren’t soft enough.