Although the summer is definitely my favorite season of the year, there are some downsides to this sweltering season. While the warm weather, long nights and carefree vibe make everything feel a little easier, utility costs seem to rise with the heat. With cost-savings in mind there are several ways to turn this weakness into a benefit. Perhaps the easiest way of all is air-drying your freshly-washed laundry.
While the hot weather forces you to turn on the AC and is an energy-suck, it also is a great substitute for machine-drying clothes! In many locations, the summertime means no fear of rain or precipitation, and you can leave those clothes out to dry for hours without worry.
For those in the eastern half of the United States, you might want to keep an eye on your clothes so they don’t get drenched in a sudden T-storm! While the easiest way to air-dry laundry is to simply tie twine between two objects in the yard, there are more efficient ways to create a “drying center” in your backyard.
The first step is to get a Retractable Clothesline. This is a better solution than using a single line because it maximizes your outdoor space. Instead of say, 20 or 30 feet of drying space, you can have over 150 feet!
The clothesline expands out to 34 feet and some will not have a second object to mount the line to. In that situation a Clothes Drying Post is the perfect solution.
For most people, these are all of the steps you need to take for outdoor drying. However, some people do not have the luxury of a backyard. But do not fret, there are still air-drying options available to you! While less efficient, a Single Drying Line is a great choice for those that live in an apartment or townhouse and do not have access to private outdoor space.
And if none of these easy-to-install solutions do the trick for you, there is always the standard when it comes to air-drying – the Drying Rack. Drying racks can be used anywhere and take up very little space. However they do not provide excellent air-flow like the other options I mentioned.
With all these different choices for drying your clothes au natural, everyone will be able to take advantage of the summertime’s warm weather and (in some places) dry conditions.