The clothesline would be shown a lot more love and appreciate if we knew some simple tips and tricks. I can admit, now, that there was a time when I thought hanging clothes out was tacky. I didn’t want to waste the time and I didn’t see the point. I believe that was BEFORE I was paying bills, feeding kids and concerned about sustainability.
What’s not to love? My laundry line is saving me money! Did you know that clothes dryers are some of the biggest users of energy in your house (electric & gas)? Not to mention that hanging clothes, bedding and towels outside will not only give them a fresh smell, it will help them last longer (dryers put a lot of wear and tear on fabric). Now you’re totally green – you are reducing your carbon footprint my friends! I also find the whole process very relaxing – being outside, often with my headphones on and soaking in that vitamin D!
With a few tips and tricks you’ll love your clothesline too!
Tip #1 – Start with the right clothesline
Decide where you want your line and measure that space. What type of line do you need?
I currently have a line across my porch that I cut from vinyl clothesline. It works, but it is up with a few nails and it sags under the weight of towels and blankets; I’m ready for an upgrade!
Better choices might be:
Make sure to hang your line high for blankets, sheets and such – you don’t want them in the dirt….