Don’t you love the smell of your sheets when you take them off the clotheline?

Best of all, air-drying is FREE! Reducing your energy use is an important environmental contribution. Decreased energy use means fewer generating plants are required and we reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also, air-drying completely eliminates static cling! Checking the heating elements of a GE dryer, they are rated at 5600 watts. If I run that dryer for 1 hour, then I’ve used 5.6 kWh (kilowatt hours). BC Hydro is charging (March 2011) at $0.0878 per kWh, so that costs me about 49 cents per load. I do about 3 loads a day, so my savings for hang-drying 50% of my laundry is about $15 per month. That’s $180 a year! Or as I like to see it, twice a year at the Wild Orange Spa!
Now, I know you’re thinking that our BC weather is not always conducive to drying outside, but we can still dry inside. If space is a concern, you can check out Ikea’s new, very cool, height-adjustable drying rack ($14.99), it hangs from your laundry room ceiling! Or there is also wall drying racks, and then there is your classic drying tree. I have also used my small wooden drying rack over the bathtub in our travel trailer, a perfect fit, and the tub also catches those drips-


About Laundry Divas

2 Laundry Divas that care about the environment and the effects we have on it when we do things as basic as our wash~

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