Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Laundry Day Tips

I try to save energy, where I can. My mom was the best teacher for this. When it comes to laundry, a lot of energy goes into drying clothes. Naturally, fresh air is the cheapest dryer to run. But if you don't have a clothesline, consider this:

Toss your clothes into the dryer for 10 minutes. Remove the heaviest items (jeans, towels, any shrinkable fabrics, button-up shirts, etc.) and place onto hangers. I let these dry in my laundry room on a rod. Resume the dryer load with the lighter items, which should just need another 5-10 minutes.

By the way, besides saving energy, you also might save yourself some ironing too! I find most pants, tops, and sweater look great and are ready to fold neatly once they're dry.


Homemanager said...

Remember I told you that you helped me get my ironing "mountain" cleaned is still holding! I have some at this moment, but it hasn't been nearly like it was!
The Lord is so good! We just never know what our encouragements and prayers will do for others hearts!
Thanks so much!

RANDI said...

I very rarely buy clothes that need to be ironed because I just don't like spending time on it! I do all my laundry (for all 7 of us!) in one day just to get it overwith!