From: Bob F on
me(a)privacy.net wrote:
> I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping
> the washer only
>
> I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even
> need a dryer.
>
> Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> dry your clothes?

Indoor clothes drying rack, with a fan blowing at it as needed for faster drying
when my house is unheated.

I still have the dryer but use it less, mostly for fluffing up things after
drying, using the air cycle.


From: itsjoannotjoann on
On Oct 28, 2:34 pm, "Bob F" <bobnos...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> m...(a)privacy.net wrote:
> > I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping
> > the washer only
>
> > I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even
> > need a dryer.
>
> > Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> > dry your clothes?
>
>
I would reeeeeally hate to give up my dryer. I do hang clothes
outside in the summer but no way can I do 2 or 3 loads and one be dry
by the time I'm ready to hang out another. Humidity here is quite
high throughout the summer. I h-a-t-e towels dried on a line, no
matter how much fabric softener I use. They're too stiff and
scratchy.

No place for an indoor clothes line either. I can remember my mother
hanging out clothes in the dead of winter and those clothes freeze
dried. When I do laundry I want to be done with it; hangers hanging
every where with wet clothes on them get on my last nerve. Even
though I have enough clothes and underwear to be able to skip 2 weeks
or more without washing I just don't want stuff hanging around waiting
to air dry indoors.

Unless you need the space where the dryer would be connected why not
keep it? Doesn't matter how much you move, you'll be surprised how
many times you'll use it without thinking.

From: Donna on
me(a)privacy.net wrote in news:j7bfe59b45m66s5bpenmgh0b152giaja3n(a)4ax.com:

> Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> dry your clothes?
>

Yes. I have before and probably will again some day. You use ingenuity and
hang things where you can - on a porch, on a rack in the house, on a line
in the yard, or wherever.

--
~Donna A~
http://www.thesewingdictionary.com
From: Lou on

"Susan Bugher" <sebugher(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:7kr34vF3ai8ndU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> me(a)privacy.net wrote:
>
> > I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping
> > the washer only
> >
> > I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even
> > need a dryer.
> >
> > Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> > dry your clothes?
>
> <smile> Another "you know you're getting old when. . ." moment. Of
> course you can live without a dryer. I can remember when scarcely anyone
> owned a clothes dryer. (They became popular in the 1940-50s).

I know what you mean - I remember sitcoms where the plot revolved around the
poor overworked wife schemeing to get hubby to buy a dryer.



From: Lou on

"Napoleon" <anarch(a)666yes.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 21:31:47 -0500, me(a)privacy.net wrote:
> >Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> >dry your clothes?
>
> Yes, I have dryer, but rarely use it. I hang my clothes outside and in
> the winter hang them in the basement.

I don't think hanging stuff inside to dry saves much (if any) energy - it
takes a certain amount of heat to evaporate a given amount of water. The
water doesn't care if that heat comes from a dryer or the furnace.