From the moment you dump the detergent in to the moment you take your clothes out of the dryer, it takes almost 90 minutes to complete a single load of laundry. A clothesline can save you over half that time as you can pull your shirts down at your leisure, and usually wrinkle-free!
October 7, 2008
Sun Kissed Laundry
If you want to save energy, Let the sun dry your wet laundry. Just hang up your brights, Jeans, sweaters and tights. It’s easy and practically free!
The average in-home dryer will cost over $1,500 to operate over its life span and the typical Laundromat charges about 25 cents for every 6 minutes of drying time. However, a simple clothesline and package of 100 wooden clothespins can be purchased at your friendly neighborhood dollar store to complete the same task. Would you rather pay a dollar each time you dry or a dollar once for unlimited drying?
Besides saving money by hanging a clothesline, here are some other advantages of this tried and true clothes-drying process:
If you leave your clothes in the dryer for too long, you could end up with your favorite T-shirt set to fit a Cabbage Patch Kid, but you don’t have to worry about shrinkage when your drawers are blowin’ in the wind.
There’s less of a chance of your neighbors rifling through your towels, socks and intimates and stuffing them into garbage bags because you didn’t return to the laundry room in time.
Hanging your clothes out to dry saves up to 700 pounds of CO2 emissions each year, which puts a smile on our happy green faces and can take a serious dent out of your monthly energy bill.
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