Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hanging clothes in the House

Here is a money saving laundry tip that I use-

Many people do not like hanging their clothes outside on the clothes line in the winter. I can't hang the laundry outside in the winter, because we have a wood burning fire place, if I was to hang the clothes out on the line, they would smell of smoke from the fire. So, I hang the laundry in the house. I have a retractable clothes line in the bathroom and a wooden clothes rack to hand clothes on.
Tonight, when I was hanging up the laundry, I ran of things to hang the clothes on, I quickly solved this problem by taking the handles of a broom and a mop and putting them on the top of two chairs. This added some more space to hand the clothes up. I then hung the laundry on clothes hangers and hung them on the broom handles to dry in the living room. I think it is beautiful to see my laundry hanging up in the house!
By the way, this is also a way to not use the dryer, save on the electric bill, and it is better for the enviroment!



Heather said...

I have to hang my clothes inside now too. I had a line running down our hallway very close to the ceiling on eye hooks. You can't see it when it isn't in use. I hang by hangers because you can get more on!

BPOTW said...

What a great idea...I don't think it would work with my 21 month old in action. We'd have masses of wet clothes in piles all over the house. I'd have to hang mine on lines dropped from the ceiling :)

krissy said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

karin said...

I grew up with clothes hanging in our basement in the winter and outside in the summer. It can be done. It's actually also beneficial to have the extra humidity in the house! The skin doesn't get so dry then! I've been spoiled by my dryer - but I don't have a big family any more.

Elizabeth said...

I grew up w/ clothes hanging in the basement in winter, out side in summer. My mom's dryer is 40 years old working great because it rarely gets used!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

My mom would never use our dryer. And as a kid I had to take the clothes outside to the clothes line all the time. One of my least favorite chores. I think it was one of those chores that I thought when I grow up I'll never hang my clothes out and I'll use my dryer.
I hang some clothes to dry inside now, but use my dryer for 90% of everything. I did buy a more efficient washer/dryer last time. They wash and dry huge amounts of clothes at the time. I admire you for doing this. I try and live "green", but haven't adopted this practice back into my life.

Tiffany said...

I started over a year ago hanging clothes out on the line again. We live in Florida, so for the most part I can use it just about any time of year. Although, we did have a really cold winter this year and I wasn't able to hang out the clothes. And now we're getting into rainy season and I've been trying to figure out what to do. Thanks for the tip - hadn't thought about this until now!