I’ve written before that I like our current house, but I do wish it had a clothesline.
We cloth diaper most of the time, and I like to air those on my back deck in the sun. Cloth diapers can never get enough air and sunshine in my opinion.
And then there is the occasional sweater or delicate item that I don’t want to put in the dryer. So without a clothesline, what’s a Mama to do?
I use this:
I purchased it at Lowes for $30.
I’m sure many of you Frugalistas out there are thinking, “Wow – that’s way more than I would’ve paid!”
But have you seen the rickety wooden ones? They’re terrible! They can hardly hold any clothes on them without collapsing. While $8 isn’t much to pay for hanging out clothes, you get what you pay for in this instance. So I went big and bought the $30 one.
It costs me $0.60 for every hour I run my dryer. And that really adds up over time! So if there are items that I can hang on my portable clothesline, I try to do so.
It also has a mesh liner for the top so I can lie sweaters flat to dry.
Anytime you can not turn your dryer on and use free, warm, God-made sunshine…you’re saving a little. And anytime you don’t expose your clothes to the heat of the dryer, it keeps them looking newer just a little longer.
And we all know that saving a little here and there turns into a lot. So before you turn on the dryer next time, consider using your clothesline instead!
Do you line dry your clothes? If you don’t have a clothesline in your yard, what is your method?
I am pleased to link this post to Frugal Friday over at Life as MOM. Those ladies have great ideas. Click over and check them out!