So last week I left you with a few tips to make your antique linens nice, crisp, and white. So far, so good with mine but some had major spots and are still needing a bit of work. I will be sure to show photos once they are all just right.
I especially liked hanging them out on the line to dry. I will do that more often with my laundry as the days get sunnier and warmer. Do you have a laundry line in your backyard? Not many do these days, understandably, it is not convenient but the laundry smells very fresh when you bring it in and your white get very bight.
Here are a few more reasons to try it:
1. Save Money
Most households which abandon their clothes dryer save more than $100 per year off electric or gas bills.
2. Energy Conservation
Line drying laundry conserves energy and helps to protect the environment by saving precious fossil fuels. It is the pinnacle of green laundry!
Clothes and sheets smell fresh without additional chemical laundry fresheners. This is particularly important for those sensitive to perfumes and dyes used in detergents and dryer products.
4. Gentle on ClothingTossing and tumbling in a dryer can cause wear and strain on clothing seams and buttons. Line drying is more gentle to fibers.
5. Physical ActivityHanging up laundry is a physical activity which you can do inside or outside.
6. Good RaysSunlight helps to bleach and disinfect laundry. This is particularly beneficial for sheets, towels and diapers. However, for dark clothes it can cause harm - keep them in the shade.
7. Winter HumidityIndoor racks can humidify the air in dry winter weather
8. Prevent Fire RisksClothes dryer fires account for about 15,600 structure fires, 15 deaths and 400 injuries annually. The yearly costs in the United States for fire loss due to clothes dryer fires is estimated at $99 million.
9. PeacefulnessTaking time to enjoy the weather, the feel and smell of clean laundry can offer an outdoor experience that is meditative.
10. One Small StepLine drying laundry demonstrates that small steps can make a difference. You don't have to wait for the government to take action to protect the environment or reduce your monthly expenses.
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