The downside of line drying

June 07, 2014 1 min read 8 Comments

With all the laundry my family creates, our dryer never stops. But that doesn’t stop us from using our clothes line too.  I know I’m not the only one who buries her face in fabrics and inhales deeply as the clothes are removed from the line. Besides giving the dryer a break and helping the environment, nothing beats the smell of line dried clothes.
The down side of line drying? A few stiff fabrics. And what remedy do we recommend? LooHoos of course! Toss the load in your dryer with a few LooHoos and in just a few minutes, your clothes and towels will be softened. You can still proudly wear the environmental cape by using a cool dryer setting. So you’ll have the line dry smell and the softness that you covet. What could be better?

What is your drying preference?

 


8 Responses

Carrol Krieger
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Carole Dube
Carole Dube

August 04, 2015

I like line drying, I did it for years but when working full time and doing laundry at night it’s not convenient.

Amber Ludwig
Amber Ludwig

August 04, 2015

We have too many trees so I always think bird poop lol!! But I would definitely do it if I had the right area for it!!

Danielle
Danielle

August 04, 2015

Line drying is ok for certain things but I still prefer using my dryer for the kids clothes and towels. Keeps them soft and fluffy!

Marygrace
Marygrace

June 14, 2014

I am a line dryer all the way. Only time i don’t if it’s raining. My Grandma always line dried & i like the smell & the feel of the clothes, especially the towels.

Trudi H
Trudi H

June 12, 2014

I live on a lake here in Maine facing SSE. Lots of wind off the water. No stiff clothes for me, unless it’s a windless day. In that case I toss ‘em around the dryer for a bit as mentioned. Admittedly, birdie-do can create do-overs. I pity the woman from AZ! Don’t know what I’d do if couldn’t spend most of my time out-of-doors…don’t think I’d be inclined @ that temperature!

Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn

June 12, 2014

When we first moved to our house, we had a clothes line. Unfortunately, the previous owners had placed the clothes line near some mature trees….with many birds….who constantly flew above the line. After a few times of having to rewash clothes because of the bird ‘deposits,’ I had my husband remove the line. So it’s either air dry (inside!), or dryers for me!

Kathy Laird
Kathy Laird

June 12, 2014

We live in Arizona, so line drying is my preference. By the time I get it all up on the line, it’s about time to take it all down. The downside to line drying in the desert, is that it’s really hard to get myself to go out there and hang it all up when it’s 109 degrees F. On days like that, it’s easier to just use the dryer, and I do!

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