There are many benefits for choosing to dry your laundry on a clothesline or clothes rack. Here are 10 reasons why you should skip the clothes dryer.
1. It can save you money.
Not using your clothes dryer can save you more than $25 a year on your power bill. You’ll also save on buying dryer sheets.
2. It is gentler on clothing.
The clothes dryer tumbling and tossing can be hard on fabrics and will wear them down quicker. Using a clothesline will help preserve your clothes for longer.
3. Enhances freshness.
That beautiful smell of clean bed sheets that have been blowing in the wind all day long… you can’t buy that.
4. It saves energy.
In many homes, the dryer is the third most energy consuming appliance.
5. It helps whiten your whites.
How convenient! Sunlight acts like a natural bleach and helps kill bacteria.
6. Helps you avoid the clothes dryer’s “second cycle” trap.
We’re all guilty of it. You put laundry in the dryer, turn it on, and then forgot about it. Hours later, you remember, but by this time, the clothes have sat for so long that they’re full of wrinkles. Easy fix – just turn the dryer on again for a second cycle. If you forget about your laundry on the clotheslines, there won’t be any surprise wrinkles.
7. The dryer heats up the house when in use.
Especially in the summer, this is the last thing that we want. Now your air conditioner has to cool down the air (using more energy).
8. Fresh air helps remove stubborn odours from fabric.
9. It saves time.
Clotheslines offer more flexibility in terms of time because when the laundry is dry, you don’t have to be present to fold the items to prevent wrinkles. Before you hang them out to dry, give them a good shake. This helps lessen any wrinkling. With a clothes dryer, you have to fold the clothes right away to avoid wrinkles.
10. It’s safer.
Clothes dryers are one of the main causes of house fires.