An Outdoor Clothes Line Brings Benefits And Savings

brandenburg-50492_640Did you know that there are real benefits associated with drying your clothes on an outdoor clothesline?  Not only will you be able to have amazing smelling clothes but your clothes will last longer and save you money over time.  Line drying your clothes out in the fresh air and sunshine will ensure your clothes smell better then any scented laundry product on the market.  Of course, many of us live in small spaces without backyards so it is good to know that there are alternatives that will still mean savings for you.

Did you ever look at your lint trap on your dryer and wonder if you could make a sweater with that?  If the clothes were line dried you would never have to clean the lint trap again.  Have you had the experience of shredded unmentionables that were snagged on someone’s velcro? Line drying would mean an end to that!  The sun also naturally whitens clothes so you can give up caustic bleaching products.  You will not need to buy dryer sheets but you might still like a fabric softener added to the wash.  Just be sure to get the unscented brand if you will be drying in the sun.

When we think about the appliances that gobble the most electricity in our homes we always think of the dryer.  The heating element, the turning of the drum and, isn’t that prong for a “special” voltage?  Does that cost more?  By leaving the dryer off or set to cool we are also doing some of our part to reduce our carbon footprint.

Heavy duty wire clothesline and pulleys kitIt is important to invest in a high-quality clothesline, especially for outdoor use due to accelerated decomposition from exposure to the elements.  Your outdoor line needs to be able to be pulled taut but not be stretched too much when all the clothes are hung.  An indoor line will need to fit a specific space so size will be your main consideration.

If you are thinking about switching off the dryer, please contact us and we will be happy to help you solve your clothesline needs.  After all, it’s what we do.

Posted by Tobin Dimmitt August 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM under Clotheslines and Laundry

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