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Hang Dry Your Laundry

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Drying your laundry on a line--indoors or out--is economical and eco-friendly. Dryers command a lot of energy and electricity, but they also wear out your clothes faster than hang drying. No more shrunken T-shirts either!

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You can hang your own line indoors in the basement for cheap. I bought a retractable clothes line from Gaiam.com for about $20 and it works GREAT and retracts out of the way when not in use. Sometimes I fluff the clothes on a 5-minute dry cycle to decrease wrinkles and remove lint when finished.
- Submitted by COACH_NICOLE 3/25/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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KOMONDOR 6/19/2010 11:33:00 AM

    UV light from the sun also deodorizes and sanitizes.

For my backyard line, I finally took the time to put in good eye hooks, pulleys on either end, and a line tightener. Now I'm much more likely to use the clothesline itself, and all of the hardware is reusable even if the rope wears out.

Also, I tend to put my knickers, socks, and so forth on a rack. Handling them too much wastes time, and I don't worry about displaying them to the neighborhood.
APPLEPIEDREAMS 3/30/2010 7:30:00 PM

    Great tip - this is something I'm going to try out.

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