This is on my portable clothesline today:
I love that the weather here in North Carolina is so springy. Once we hit May here in the South, you can assume the weather is going to stay warm. And with warm weather comes more regular use of my portable clothesline.
I don’t routinely dry clothes on my drying rack. Our jeans and pants and most shirts just won’t fit on it well without dragging the deck floor. I occasionally dry the baby’s clothes on it since a) they are little and fit easily and b) they often have stains that the sun bleaches out.
However, I always use it to dry my throw rugs outside. Throw rugs are thick and have a plastic-type backing and both of those are bad things for a dryer.
During the spring, I also dry my cloth diapers outside. Since I use a dry-pail method, my diapers often have stains on them. I dry them so I can get the free benefits of the sun’s stain removal power. It works most every time! And keeping cloth diapers out of the dryer keeps my power bill lower while ensuring the long life of my diapers.
So what is on your clothesline today? Do you routinely dry your laundry outside? Why or why not?