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Do You Dry Your Clothes on a Clothesline?

I love the way my sheets feel and smell after I put them out on the clothesline—and I live in the middle of the city. I can't imagine how yummy fresh my laundry would smell if I hung it up to dry in the country.


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SallyJones7721 SallyJones7721 9 years
I have a ceiling airer which means I can dry my clothes indoors all year round without using the tumble dryer. I can highly recommend getting one and I got my at
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
When I am in El Salvador of course my clothes are line dried. Here in the bay I would never get them dry enough with all the fog I have at my house.
Toasteh Toasteh 9 years
We dry them outside all the time =)
caws caws 9 years
I wish I could dry outside, but it's forbidden by my HOA.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
I grew up using clothes lines to dry everything and have always loved to have them where ever I have lived, but unfortunately, it is not an option now. We have a serious bird problem. They sit on the lines, on the clean clothes and do their business and my clothes aren't clean anymore. This makes me very sad.
Vampyre Vampyre 9 years
The only time I use a dryer is if it's raining or I need an item quickly.
SugarGirl12 SugarGirl12 9 years
It depends from the weather.
LVC LVC 9 years
My mom used to all the time. We never used the dryer. But towels were always stiff and crunchy. =(
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I don't really like the way clothesline hung clothes feel after drying, they are so stiff. I love the toasty feel of clothes right out of the dryer, especially now in that its getting colder... mmm toasty socks :D
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
All of my shirts and delicates
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Hanging the laundry out to dry was the only way to go when we lived in Australia. Every yard had one of those spinning clothes line things, even in the nice neighborhoods. It's so hot there that the clothes dry in no time and using the dryer only makes your house hotter. Now I only line dry things in the summer because I'm too lazy to get my winter gear on to do it in the winter.
Pepper Pepper 9 years
If it's a delicate fabric I will hang it on the line instead of popping it in the dryer.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i do this with clothes because the dryer is so hard on them (sets a stain and shrinks). i pass clothes down for my 3 girls and this helps a lot. sheet and towels go in the dryer though, i like them soft.
mayara mayara 9 years
I keep meaning to, but haven't yet.
anned anned 9 years
I hang stuff outside when weather permits, and stuff inside when I can...however it often stays up way too often...
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
yea, in the summer i hang them on my fire escape, i dry my under wears in the bthrrom, and we have a clothesline in the bathroom.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I have a closeline out in the summer, and a drying rack the rest of the year. I'm too tall to put most of my stuff in the dryer, everything would be too short.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I would love to have a clothesline but I don't have the space right now.
RobinInSeoul RobinInSeoul 9 years
I live in an apartment in Korea, no place to hang laundry. I have a washer that supposedly dries also, but it works for crap. I use a drying rack.
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Our neighborhood doesn't allow clothes lines.
JennyLauren JennyLauren 9 years
I don't think my clothes feel the same or fit the same when I dry them on the line. I love the smell after they come out of the dryer and nothing beats having your own washer and dryer. To help cut back on energy I try to use the cold wash cycle.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I have allergies and the worst thing I could do is hang my wet clothes outside to trap all of the airbourne pollens and molds in them!!!! Not good for us allergy sufferers!!!!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
Actually, hanging clothes on a line is the worse thing you can do if you have allergies because of all the pollen that gets collected in the fibers. I wish my dryer was a little more eco-friendly, but thats the only way to go.
totonlaura totonlaura 9 years
I try to hang them outside but during the winter i have to use the dryer..
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
i hate how rough clothes get when they're air dried. i like to make em all soft and shrunken a lil in the dryer
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