Have you heard? Dryers are so 2007. Get with it and join me in a Clothesline Challenge! Amy from Gift of Green (spend a minute on her blog; you’ll like it) put this all together and you can join in too! It runs in May, June, and July.
So how does it work? Well, you decide how much you really need your dryer. Being that Grand Rapids is not exactly sunny and warm right now, I am making good use of some indoor clothes lines hanging in my basement. They are relics of the cloth diapering days in the Binder household. Man that seems like a long time ago! I also have a folding drying rack I have set up in front of my dryer because it’s inconvenient to move and it discourages me from using the dryer.
I have been doing it for a few weeks now, and I have learned a few things. First, I have to keep up with my laundry. There is no “laundry day”. Every day is laundry day; at least one load. This is because I simply don’t have the space for much more than one load hanging at a time.
Second, my clothes smell really, really good. Something about the dryer heats all of the smell out, or something.
Third, I need an exemption for kids’ whites. I cannot handle putting up 1000 little pair of underwear and 2000 socks. This is only one load a week.
Fourth, I am saving money and making my clothes last longer.
So come on now; who else is in? You can join at any level (I know; I sound like a public broadcasting fund drive) that works for you. It starts at 10% clothesline usage and goes all the way to 90%. I hear there are even some giveaways. I hope they are clothespins, because I am kinda running out…