Today is Earth Day so I thought I'd share the way I've been "doing my part".
Last summer I bought a clothesline and a bag of clothespins from the dollar store. I hung the line in between a tree and our fence near the gate on the side of our house. Initially, I just wanted a place to hang our wet towels and bathing suits from the daily pool usage.
I then moved on to hanging our sheets to dry. I love the smell of air dried sheets.
I slowly began to add clothes to the line.
It was summer and in Florida that means evening downpours - every evening. So you have to be disciplined about getting the clothes off the line.
Then I broke my foot and this all came to a screeching halt.
In November, once I'd been cast less long enough, I began to want to hang my clothes out again. I did a little google.com research and found a great tip:
~ Each night check the weather.com website for chance of rain for the next three days.~
This allows you to plan how many loads of laundry you need to do. If tomorrow's forecast is clear but the next has a chance of rain you may choose to double up the first day.
Sounds simplistic, but it never occurred to me. duh!
I've since added a second clothesline just under the first but tucked behind the next post and I have enough room to dry 2 full loads.
During the winter months when the humidity is low here in Florida, but the temperature is milder and the sun is not as bright or long..........I put a load of laundry in the washer before I go to bed. The next morning I am able to hang the laundry out as soon as possible.
I feel very Mother Naturist while taking the time everyday to hang the laundry out and that's what working for me.
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