Does anyone still line dry their clothes outside??

Only1Chance - posted on 12/19/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Im a 25yr old SAHM with a family of 4 & I own a washer & by choice do not own a dryer. I made this decision to contribute (& help Mr. Wonderful)because well that's part of the sacrifices so that I may b a sahm. & NO OUR CLOTHES DOES NOT STINK & OR IS STIFF sense I have a tree by my line its usually shady so the wind blows it dry :). I grew up with a dryer so when I married my husband we had to live at his humble parents house for a while & his mother also did not own a dryer. I hated it so much @ 1st but grew accustomed to it & until we moved out is when I realized how much money it also saves. It may not be a whole lot to others BUT any bit helps out! ;). Real quick here's another idea if your totally not convinced of drying your clothes out but would like to save money..after I wash at night hang our shirts on hangers & hang them in our bedroom on the door frame and the ceiling fan HAS to b on so that way it will not stink. & sense the fan is on at night anyway good way to shoot 2 birds with one stone. May God Bless you all!!!


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/20/2013




I much prefer the fresh scent of line dried anything! Sheets that are line dried still have wonderful fresh scent months down the road, which is a nice change in the middle of winter!

Yes, I have a dryer. A nice one, and we use it often. But, in the summer, if it will hang on the line without breaking it, line drying is the only way to go.

Gena - posted on 12/20/2013




I dry our clothes outside in summer and in winter i take my clothes into the house and hang them up on special clothesstand.The only thing we tumble dry are our towels because they would take to much place hanging up. Our clothes dry very fast when they are in our home,so i can just take them from there and iron and fold.

Jodi - posted on 12/19/2013




I still dry my clothes on the line. I do have a dryer, because I work full time and my kids have school uniform, work uniforms, etc, so sometimes I use it out of necessity, but not often. I have racks that I can hang them on inside or under the decks. It's not so much the money that bothers me, it is the fact that line drying your clothes is environmentally friendly in a way that dryers are not.

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