Thursday, May 07, 2009

Green Tip

I'm traveling this week for work, and my computer is moving so slowly, hence my lack of comment on all of my favorite blogs this week. Sorry. (if you are wondering, I am cruising around and visiting Albuqurque, New Mexico, Prescott, Arizona and Brownsville, Texas, the great southwest!).

Anyway, in lieu of a proper post, I wanted to just put up this green tip -

instead of constantly using the dryer, consider hanging up a load of clothes, when it is summer and spring time, you can easily hang the clothes outside, or even in a enclosed patio or sunroom.
At my house we do it all the time and the clothes and sheets and towels always smell warm and fresh. Not only do they get nice and dry but you save a lot of energy by not using the dryer (which eats up a TON of energy).


Blogger Kate said...

Very good tip! We don't have a dryer at all, which can sometimes be a pain (I do find myself planning laundry around the weather sometimes), but for the most part I've gotten used to it. Not only is it greener to hang clothes to dry, but I find that my clothes have lasted longer as a result. And I love the smell of sunshine on my clothes.

Hope your travels are going well.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Molly Malone said...

i get Brownsville and Brownfield mixed up. are you going to a town near the border or are you going to a place south of Lubbock? not that that will help me; just that I know one is RG Valley and one is South Plains.
re: Albuquerque - I'M SOOOO JEALOUS!! i can't even tell you how much i love northern NM. New Mexico is my second favorite state; and a super close second at that. it's really almost my spiritual home. have fun this week!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I love to hang clothes outdoor to dry but with all the dust out here in the country it's not possible.

10:11 AM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Prescott? Nice quiet places.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Merci said...

Hanging clothes out at my house doesn't work so well because of the insects. I had to re-wash a bunch of stuff last year because of these little bitty black flying insects that got all over the stuff on the line. Then there are the ticks... Also, the humidity is too high most of the summer here in Southern NJ. I have a narrow window of cool, dry, sunny days in the spring and fall when hanging stuff out works OK.

11:10 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

great tip and glad to see you do.
Hav efun and be safe!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Kate - thank you for the reaffirmation on the tip!

Molly - I didn't know that about ABQ, funny I could see you there, it is very holistic and artistic.

Brenda - dust, ugh, that is no fun for sure.

Joe - yes it was nice.

Merci - maybe Muggsley can get the insects, lol : )

Mommanator - thanks!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Shoebee said...

I can't believe how much energy it does save-My eletric bill went down by $30/month just by hanging my clothes out to dry. Mind you, I do a lot of laundry (at least 2-3 loads a day), so hanging them out is a huge financial boost to me. Only problem is winter and rain.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Nick Petersen said...

Shoebee (above) mentioned not being able air dry in the winter or on rainy days. You can air dry indoors.

A clothes drying rack like this one that is round works great underneath a ceiling fan. My kids sometimes walk through it and spin it like a turnstile.

1:11 PM  

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