Free Solar Drying

I had pretty much forgotten the smell of freshly dried laundry unclipped from the clotheslines in my backyard. I barely remembered the brittle stiffness of a line-dried towel.

In Italy, windows everywhere were brightened by laundry drying in the sun. It was one of my favorite visual treats – bright colors against old stone.

One of the first things I did when we returned was to buy a clothesline and some clothespins from my wonderful local hardware store. I strung the line from our tiny back porch to the garage, and started saving energy and money the next time I did a load of laundry. Even in the mildly chilly weather of a Kansas City November, an afternoon on the clothesline can dry out a pair of jeans or a heavy bath towel without consuming a spark of electricity. Hanging in the breeze is also easier on clothes than being tossed about in a hot drum.

It’s a bit ironic to travel thousands of miles to recall and adopt a “trick” my mother used before the Kennedy Administration, but there it is.

2 Responses to “Free Solar Drying”

  1. kcmeesha says:

    I remember my Mom taking down stone-hard sheets in freezing weather with red freezing hands. Italy it wasn’t.

  2. Jenny says:

    Solar energy has enomorous benefits. Free Solar Drying is one of the way to save energy. Similarly we must use solar lights, solar hot water systems and go solar. In this way we”ll save energy and also our environment. If you have any query about solar energy system, you can check

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