08 July 2009

WFMW: Line drying on a hanger

Maybe it's the country girl in me, but I love drying my clothes outdoors. They just smell so much cleaner. Aside from that, it helps to keep my house cooler and saves me a little money on electricity. And well, it just seems natural to me.

That said, sometimes it can take forever. I don't have much of a clothesline, so space is at a premium. I really like to put more than one load on at a time. By putting my wet clothes on a hanger before I put them on the line, I save space.

It also makes putting the laundry away much easier. Which is a good thing because my ottoman can really pile up quick with clean clothes.

To make this work at our home, I keep empty hangers in the laundry room. We don't have a fancy rod or anything for the hangers. I hang mine on pipe. Fancy I know. A bin on the dryer would work just as well. Generally, I just use closepins as markers to keep the clothes from sliding into each other.

On windy days, I clip them like this to keep them from blowing away.


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Michelle said...

good idea...i think i'll try that next time.

MamaMiaMelissa said...

what a FANTASTIC idea!!! really, i'm going to do this! :) not sure why i hadn't thought of it before!


Pickles In My Shoe said...

What a great idea! Also helps with how sometimes your clothes dry funny when you clothespin them.

Dena @PJ'sAllDay said...

THAT is a smart idea! I always hated those marks you get from the clothespins and this would get rid of that.