Today I’m sharing line drying tips discovered due to extreme absent-mindedness. Moving from the apartment to the house took over a week and I forgot to take the clothespins with us in the beginning. So when I washed the first load of laundry, I thought “Now how am I going to hang them out to dry?” I’d already learned that while heavy things would (generally) stay on the line if you just drape them over, lighter items would inevitably blow off within minutes.
So I had the bright idea of hanging shirts, nightgowns, and dresses on hangers and then putting the hangers out on the line. Worked a charm! And it didn’t take this girl long to realize I’d stumbled onto a good thing. ‘Cause putting things on hangers right out of the washer eliminates a step -- they go straight from the line into the closet! AND this also eliminates those little pinched lines you get with clothespins.
I’m thinking of buying pant hangers so I can do the same with trousers and shorts.
Another thing I do is sort socks as I’m hanging them, putting them in pairs so once they’re dry I can fold them together before I even take them off the line. They drop into the basket ready to be put into the drawers.
I’m all for anything that streamlines housework and takes less time in the end. I tend to approach most things with an eye for using less energy and achieving higher productivity. So while it may appear I’m just being
P.S. Liberal use of fabric softener in the wash translates into much softer line dried clothes -- even towels!