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7/30/10 10:58 A

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This is sort of off-topic, but do you have access to local honey? It can help with lots of environmental allergies.

I have allergies to all of the things you have mentioned and can still line dry outside.

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7/26/10 9:16 A

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What I do is line dry my clothes but then put them in the dryer on the lowest heat setting for 5 minutes to soften and "de-lint" them. That could be a solution that works for you and cuts down dramatically on how much you use your dryer. Just a thought!

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KIMKURZ Posts: 9
7/26/10 7:34 A

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Thank you everyone for sharing info on this topic.
After reading all your input,unfortunatally,I guess I will have to continue to use my dryer. To trigger a mold allergy,mold doesn't have to be present to cause problem,only mold spores....which love to cling to laundry while it is damp,and stick around after it is dry.
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2BFITSPARK Posts: 476
7/25/10 10:23 P

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Clever with the glass skylights to dry clothes, save money and good for environment! Wish I had a skylight. Guess I could put one in, but condos have so many rules. Most skylights are built for light but many of the actually limit the heat into the house on purpose.

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7/25/10 10:06 P

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with careful draping you can get a regular load on a fold out drying rack, and those will fit in a bath tub. It would dry faster if you used 2 or had a fan going, but still better than a dryer.

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7/25/10 9:39 P

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I guess if we really want to do our spark mode, we could flap the damp laundry for a good while til our arms got too sore or tired... might help it dry quicker.

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7/25/10 11:08 A

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I have a glassed in porch with skylights and I hang my clothes out there. I bought those organizing hangers where you can hang several pairs of pants on one hanger and I hang my laundry from them. You can figure out how to do it indoors.

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7/25/10 12:22 A

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In a condo world that I have, I don't have space to do it. Line dried clothes certainly are nice though.

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7/24/10 9:25 P

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I have grass and pollen allergies, and haven't had trouble with line drying, so I suggest trying it. Barring that you might be able to line dry in your garage or livingroom. I know this time of year the line takes less time than the dryer for us in the central valley of California.

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7/24/10 8:14 P

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My family & I all have the same problem! We got the best energy star dryer that we could find, but I still feel SOOOO guilty!

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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KIMKURZ Posts: 9
7/24/10 8:07 P

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I have a question....I want to be greener....I know that my natural gas dryer('though an energy star product)is a huge power hog,however,I have asthma and allergies(molds,grass,trees,pets,etc).My question is-How can I be greener while drying my clothes,without turning blue{LOL} from not being able to breath due to the pollen and stuff that sticks to my damp clothing?

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