Use a Clothesline or Drying Rack

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Use a Clothesline or Drying Rack - jeans hanging on a clotheslineUsing a clothesline outside or a drying rack inside can help save in more than one way. Drip or line drying saves on the electric bill because you aren't using the dryer as much or adding heat to the A/C load by using the dryer. It also saves your clothes because it won't shrink them or wear them out as fast and helps them stay bright and new looking longer.


If you need to fluff them up a little or remove those stiff wrinkles, then while they are just a little bit damp, put them in the dryer on low heat with a couple of tennis balls for a little bit. Or after they are dry, put them in the dryer with a damp towel on low heat and again add tennis balls. You will be amazed! The combination of the low heat and a little dampness has a way of releasing wrinkles and the tennis balls add the fluff.

Use a Clothesline or Drying Rack - laundry on drying rack

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August 20, 20170 found this helpful

I grew up without a clothes dryer but had one after I got married.
I couldn't believe how soft the clothes were after being dried in a dryer! I didn't even know that towels and washcloths were not supposed to feel rough until after you wet them! What a difference!


I don't have a clothesline, but I do still dry some things by hanging them on the shower rod.

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August 20, 20171 found this helpful

You don't really need heat for fluffing your jeans or whatever.
Just set the dryer to FLUFF, or DELICATE, no heat, add a tennis ball or smooth baby's sneaker, and they will fluff up quite nicely.
Here it is almost always windy, so line drying takes all wrinkles out and it is very rarely that I have to use the dryer.
I set up a clothes line on a reel from the porch to the garage. I can hang clothes even in the rain, while I am under the porch roof, and let the rain give the clothes an extra soft rinse. They will dry when the rain stops, then I pull the line and have the clothes come to me.


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August 20, 20171 found this helpful

I still hang clothes outside. Nature's dryer is so much nicer!

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August 23, 20210 found this helpful

By hanging your clothing outside you also get a bit of exercise. First by hanging them out & second by pulling them in. As we get older every bit of exercise helps. Happy hanging.

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