Monday, June 30, 2008

solar-powered clothes dryer


So ever since gas prices started skyrocketing, hanging out laundry is all the rage in our neighborhood. I love the fact that it takes about 20 minutes for a load of towels to dry. dh doesn't love the idea of a clothesline (thinks it's "trashy"--we won't mention the Mountain Dew and Twizzlers habit here) so I don't leave it up all the time. I looked in Flash's cubscout book and found a knot that unties easily so I can use my super secret clothesline at will.

5 comments:

Queen Scarlett said...

Dude... you're making me want to get a solar one too. ;-) Although it brings up childhood memories of my Mom making me do this as a chore.

Lindsay said...

I wish I could have a clothesline! I don't think my HOA would approve. They do, however, seem to tolerate a litany of Bud Lite cans on everyone's patios. And crappy kids swimming in the community pool at 2 am......I have half a mind to become crazy screechy neighbor

Patty O. said...

Growing up, we never had a dryer, so I was used to hanging up clothes to dry. When we moved here, we didn't have room for both a dryer and a freezer, so we sacrificed the dryer. I actually like hanging clothes. It is somewhat therapeutic. Not so great when you realize that all the pants that fit are dirty and you need some to wear in a couple of hours. Then, it gets really inconvenient, but it does save money on the ole power bills....

Kristi said...

Add me to the list of those who like to hang clothes. I've been hanging all my dark clothing for several months now. Because of allergies and no line I hang mine indoors, so there isn't enough space to do the whites as well. It's not as fast as outdoors and because I have a small laundry room, I put a fan on because it gets very humid in there. But I can definitely see a difference in my electric bill since I've been doing that.

Maren said...

I love how sheets feel and smell when they come in off the line -- unless a bird has pooped on them. Unfortunately, clotheslines don't work so well in Seattle. I think they require that one thing ... what's it called? ... oh yeah, the sun.