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The weather is getting warmer, the sun has been shining. It’s the time of year you just really want to be outside.
And today is National Hanging Out Day, according to Project Laundry List, a non-profit organization that encourages people to wash their clothing in cold water and line dry their clothing. (My kind of people, I think.)
Line-drying your clothing instead of throwing your laundry in the dryer not only saves energy, but can save you as much as $10 to $25 a month on your electric bill.
In addition, line drying clothes can help your clothes last longer because they’re not subjected to a scorching hot dryer every week.
I enjoy putting my clothes out on the line in the warmer months of the year. It’s nice to be out in nature and know that I’m saving money and helping the environment doing it.
During our cold Minnesota winters, I admit that I do use our dryer, but I don’t throw everything in there – many things (like sweaters) are laid out on drying racks. I also have a retractable clothes line that extends the length of our laundry/utility room to hang a few other things.
One thing I’ve learned is that line drying your laundry is an art form. If you’re new to the concept, check out this great video on How to Hang Laundry from my blogger friend Jenn at Frugal Upstate.
So head outside and start hanging out that laundry!