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Hang Dry Your Laundry



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 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.

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  • 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. - by KOMONDOR
  • Great tip - this is something I'm going to try out. - by APPLEPIEDREAMS

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