Love the smell of line-dried sheets

clothes dryer (free clip art)
clothes dryer (free clip art)

I’m not a big fan of the extra work involved in taking clothes from the washing machine outside and hanging them on a line, then going back out hours later and taking them down. And certain clothes just don’t feel as soft when line-dried, even if fabric softener is used in the washing machine. Especially towels!

I will admit that I love the convenience of just putting the clothes in the electric dryer. Hanging clothes on a clothes line to dry is inconvenient.

But, I DO love the smell of sheets that have been dried outside in the sun. There is something about the scent of line-dried clothing that just makes me feel “good.”

A few years ago, when looking at our electric bill, I decided to try to save some money by purchasing a clothes-line pole, and asked my hubby to install it in the back-yard. I was hoping to save money. Well, that clothes line pole was FINALLY installed about two weeks ago, and although I readily admit that I do NOT use it for EVERY load of clothes (I don’t want the sun to fade the colors of my bright clothes) I am trying to use it for the articles that are already white, or articles that I don’t mind if they fade a little bit.

Laundry service (free clip art)
Laundry service (free clip art)

The extra physical labor of taking the clothes out, and in again is actually helping me get my back-side off of the chair in front of the computer, and I am loving the smell of the clothes.

I DO need to remember, though, to shake everything when I take it down from the line, to help encourage any little creepy-crawlers to vacate whatever item they have attached themselves to. I really don’t want to bring in hitch-hiking spikders or beetles.

I hope I can keep this up!