Well, it definitely took me a long time to get around to it, but I finally did it. I hung up my laundry. Outside.
Sure, I had hung wet clothes and other laundry items around the house on occasion, over the backs of chairs and such. But before now, I have never made a concerted effort to hang an entire load of laundry instead of putting it in the dryer. So, here it is, in all it’s DIY glory:
For some reason, it just makes me happy to look at it. I’m not sure if it’s a smug satisfaction in saving money and energy, or if it somehow puts me back in touch with my long gone great-grandmother. Whatever it is, I think I’ll be keeping it up. Who knows? Maybe I’ll see an offset in my energy bill, especially since July is our most expensive month!
Feel free to give me any suggestions or let me know if I did something wrong – I’m new at this!
Update: Not five minutes (five minutes!) after I took this picture, a freak thunderstorm hit the area (do you see how sunny it is?) AND the front line fell down, putting my sheet and a few other items in the leaves. Mind you, most of my clothes were pretty much dry by this point. Now they are soaked. So I frantically ran outside and pulled everything down. Now, the sun is shining again. How’s that for a first-timer’s luck? I swear, this stuff is too good to make up.