Right now our bathroom looks like a wash woman’s balcony. There are two loads of laundry drying on a rack and on hangers on the shower curtain rod. Luckily we have two bathrooms. For being a household with only two people, we seem to generate an awful lot of dirty laundry. This is due in large part to our spare time activities being almost exclusively things that generate a lot of sweat. We have a large collection of sports-related clothing (almost all found at thrift stores) made of high tech fabric that can’t be put in the dryer. So I have always hung these items up to dry in the bathroom. But for everything else, into the dryer it went. A couple months ago, I decided to try letting everything “line dry” in the bathroom. It works great, with the exception of a few 100% cotton things that are a wrinkled mess unless I put them in the dryer for at least a little while (I don’t iron, so the dryer comes in handy here. just have to make sure I take them out right away…). We live in an extremely dry part of the country – humidifiers are a must in the winter. So not only are we saving money by not running the dryer, but the wet clothes are adding moisture to the air in our house instead of sending it outside through the dryer vent. Double warm fuzzy feeling.
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