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Dryer or clothes line?
Amy
August 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

I'm trying to decide if it would be worth it to ask my landlord if I can install a clothesline in the back yard.  I love the smell of line dried clothes.

Which do you use/prefer?

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  • TaeTaeLove
    August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM
    I prefer the convienence of the dryer. I prefer the cost of the line. Somethings (like linens) dry better on the line than others. Towels tend to dry very stiff and rough on a line. Bright and dark things are better off dried inside out to prevent fading. Diapers do great on a line. The sun bleaches any stains and kills off any left over germs.
  • mommaGof3
    August 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM
    I line dry every thing unless it's raining of course. Vinegar is a natural softener, all though I don't want my clothes smelling like that lol....since I've stopped using that my electric bill has gone down a lot, which in return lowers our carbon footprint
  • johnny4ever
    August 26, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Clothes line

  • Cafe AmyS
    August 26, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    I love using white vinegar as a softner.  The smell... well, you get used to that and if your machine rinses it well enough you don't smell it anway.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 

    Quoting mommaGof3:

    I line dry every thing unless it's raining of course. Vinegar is a natural softener, all though I don't want my clothes smelling like that lol....since I've stopped using that my electric bill has gone down a lot, which in return lowers our carbon footprint

     

  • SalmonBerry87
    August 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM
    I can't wait till we move. Next year I will for sure have a clothes line. I still need a dryer though cause I live in Washington lol
  • SpiritedDragon
    August 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    I use both. We have one in the backyard, but we can't always use it if it is raining outside on laundry days.

  • TaeTaeLove
    August 27, 2011 at 12:19 PM
    Don't forget that FL is a right to dry state!
  • SpiritedDragon
    August 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    TaeTaeLove, I live in Florida.  What is a right to dry state?  I have never heard of that saying.  

  • MelindaMartelli
    August 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    clothes line

  • TaeTaeLove
    August 31, 2011 at 5:31 PM
    Its a law that basically says no one can prevent you from line drying your clothes. It was created to combat restrictive HOAs that were against solar panels and tried to ban them from their communities. See FL statute 163.04.

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