Clothesline: Why You Need One

Clothesline: Why You Need One

Have you ever thought about getting a clothesline for your backyard? If you install the line in the backyard, you can start hanging your clean clothes after finishing a load of laundry in the washing machine.

It’s a fantastic way to get clothes to dry with ease without wasting energy in the process. But, if it’s not something you’ve thought about doing, now is the perfect time to get your clothesline installed. 

Sure, you may have a dryer in your home that you use for all kinds of items. And, while a dryer can come in handy for drying bath towels and heavy comforters, you don’t need to use it for everything. If you’d like to use less energy, save money, and keep your clothes in excellent condition, start using a clothesline.

If by chance we were to lose power, I would like to know that I can at least have clean underwear by washing clothes by hand and have a way to hang them up on wooden clothes dryers or a clothesline.

How many of you remember as a child helping to hold the clothesline bag filled with clothespins? I can still picture the sheets blowing in the wind that my mother and grandmother hung on the clothesline.

It was a simple setup, there were strong metal “T” shape poles in the ground, one on each end and several rows of wire strung across from end to end. As kids, we would run through the clean sheets when our grandmother wasn’t looking. Life is good with memories.

Have you thought about how to wash your clothes if you lose power? I started out with buckets and a plunger-type deal and then I found a portable Lavario washing system. It’s a game-changer. You may want to look at one of these.

I have washed jeans in it, it’s that sturdy. It can even handle a few bedsheets. I love clean sheets, so this was important for me to physically try washing king-size sheets, one at a time. Lavario Portable Washer.

Here is their website, you may want to sign up for their emails if they have discount codes to save money. Lavario Washer Website

In case you missed this post about my clothesline, Best Clothesline-What Kind Should I Buy?

Clothesline: Why You Need One

Clothesline: Why You Need One

Waste a Lot Less Energy

One of the most significant issues with gas and electric dryers is that they waste a lot of energy. Do you feel like you’re spending a lot more money on energy expenses because you’re running the dryer after doing loads of laundry? If so, you’re not the only one.

Most people look for different ways to cut back on costs. For example, if you’d like to save some money, consider getting a clothesline. You can buy the heavy-duty rope and set it up in your backyard with ease to make the process of hanging your clothes that much simpler for you.

Saves You Money Down the Road 

While it does require more physical energy to hang clothes on a line than it does to toss them in the dryer, you may not mind the effort that you’ll need to put into this process, especially if it means saving money in the long run.

It’s a chore that you can look forward to doing when you know that hanging clothes on a line will keep them in much better condition. When you’re spending hard-earned money on different garments, you want to take the best care of them to keep them from getting damaged.

Avoid Dealing with Shrinkage

There’s a good chance that you’ve noticed the dryer can cause some clothes to shrink. Have you ever had that happen to you? If so, you know it’s frustrating when you want to put on something you love, and it suddenly doesn’t fit the way it used to before you put it in the dryer with other clothes.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to predict which items will shrink and which things won’t, which makes the situation much more frustrating for those who use dryers after washing their clothes in the washing machine.

If you’re tired of dealing with shrinkage, a clothesline can solve that problem for you. The clothes won’t shrink when you’ve taken the extra time to hang them on the line instead of putting them in the dryer.

If it means no longer worrying about what might not fit you in a couple of weeks, it’s worth it.

No one wants to spend money on items that suddenly become too tight because of the time those clothes are spent in the dryer.

Keep Your White Clothes Looking White

Did you know that using the dryer on your white clothing can eventually alter the appearance of those white garments? The white may no longer look bright and clean. Instead, it can start looking a bit dull and dingy.

If you don’t want that to happen, a good solution to the problem is to start hanging your white clothing, such as t-shirts, shorts, and even white socks. You’ll notice the difference it makes once you begin hanging them up instead of tossing them into the dryer with everything else.

Enjoy the Fresh Scent

When hanging your clothes in the backyard on a clothesline, they have a fresh natural scent. Who needs dryer sheets? Those dryer sheets often contain toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin.

The heavily perfumed products can leave clothes smelling good, but is it worth it if they’re not good for you or your skin? Absolutely not.

If you want to wear clothes that feel good and smell even better, hang them on the line in your backyard. The fresh breeze will give them this naturally incredible smell that you’ll look forward to each time you do a load of laundry at home.

Keep Your Clothes in Better Condition

While dryers are convenient to use at times, they can take a toll on your clothes. You may not notice it initially, but the dryer’s cycle is rough enough to cause holes and other issues to develop, making your clothes no longer usable.

If you feel like you’ve gone through your fair share of clothes with holes and rips without realizing the reason behind it, it’s likely due to the heat from the dryer, along with the roughness of each cycle.

It’s often even worse when you need to use the dryer multiple times for a single cycle, which can quickly happen when the dryer is no longer working properly.

Clothesline: Why You Need One 

It makes sense to get a clothesline for a number of reasons. It’s an excellent way to conserve energy, spend less money, and keep your clothes in the best condition possible.

It may seem like extra work involved because you’d need to hang your clothes on hangers and place them on the clothesline to keep them from getting too wrinkled, however, the additional steps involved are worth it when saving money and getting your clothes to look and smell their best. 

Clotheslines Available

I bought this one from Lehman’s: Premium Clothes Drying Rack Large

Eartheasy (.com) sent this one to me: Breezecatcher Clothes Dryer

Honey-Can-Do 5-Line Retractable Outdoor Clothesline

Brabantia Lift-O-Matic Rotary Dryer

Lavario Portable Clothes Washer (Drip-Dry Anywhere Set)

Don’t Forget The Clothespins

I wrote a post back in 2015 in which I compared clothespins. I bought some from Ace Hardware, they broke within a week.

I bought several at Walmart, they were so bad. It’s the old adage, “you get what you pay for,” right? Well, here are the pictures of 3 that I compared.

The best clothespin is in the middle, they are made by Kevin’s Quality Clothespins Set of 50, they remind me of Amish-made quality. Here is a YouTube I made for EarthEasy with the Clothesline they sent me. Breezecatcher Clothesline

Compare The Clothespins

Final Word 

Finally, if you don’t already have a clothesline hanging in your backyard, now is the perfect time to invest in one. Sure, you can’t use it on rainy days or when it’s snowing, but it’s ideal to use any other time throughout the year, as long as the sun is shining.

If you’re ready to save money, dry your clothes with fresh air, and keep your clothes in excellent condition, be sure to buy the line and install it. You can put the line anywhere in the backyard!

Once you try this method, you may no longer want to go back to use a traditional dryer again. May God Bless this world, Linda

Copyright Images: Baby Laundry AdobeStock_118707833 by Africa Studio

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