1) Wash most everything in cold water (The only thing I wash in hot water is towels.)
2) Hang your laundry out to dry.
• Save energy, lower your electric or gas bill, and reduce your carbon footprint (the amount of energy you burn that contributes to climate change).
• Longer-lasting clothes, since washing in hot water can fade colors and drying in hot air can shrink fabrics.
• No static cling, one of the hazards of hot air drying.
• Clean, fresh smell. No need for "natural fragrance" dryer sheets (which means more money savings).
What Kind of Clothes Line or Rack Should You Buy?
You can use a length of rope you already have, but make sure it's thin enough to be able to clip a clothes pin to. Otherwise, you'll have to throw things over the top of the line, which works unless a strong (i.e., fast-drying) breeze is about. You can find severalRead More »from User Post: Dry Your Clothes for Free