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From: zxcvbob on 29 Oct 2009 11:56
> 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?
Hang the small stuff on a line or a rack to dry. Take the big stuff
(that you don't wash all that often anyway) to the laundromat and pay
50� to use their dryer.
From: me on 29 Oct 2009 12:06
Vandy Terre <vandy(a)tanglewood-destiny.com> wrote:
>>Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
>>dry your clothes?
>How much is moving a lot? A washer is a lot of weight to manage in a loaded
>vehicle or to just move it.
twice a year
From: Donna on 29 Oct 2009 13:43
zxcvbob <zxcvbob(a)charter.net> wrote in news:7ktsdnF3bbdeqU1
> Hang the small stuff on a line or a rack to dry. Take the big stuff
> (that you don't wash all that often anyway) to the laundromat and pay
> 50� to use their dryer.
You can dry the big stuff on a rack as well. It just takes planning. When
my kids were little, I had 2 drying racks and an outside line. We heated
with wood, so I had the added drying energy there, but in general, I rarely
if ever used my dryer.
From: Marsha on 29 Oct 2009 20:24
Les Cargill wrote:
> But how much money does a clothes dryer cost to run? This:
> says $0.30 per load. A whopping 30 loads a month is
> $9.00 a month.... I can't imagine 30 loads a month - I
> run about eight per person in the household...
> Les Cargill
For me, it's not the relatively small cost saving, although that's an
added benefit. It's that wonderful fresh-air smell and slight stiffness
from drying towels and a few other things outdoors. Air drying also
saves wear and tear on fabrics. The only things I put in the dryer are
my dress clothes for work, and they only take about 15 min.
From: tmclone on 29 Oct 2009 21:31
On Oct 29, 4:42 pm, Balvenieman <balvenie...(a)invalid.net> wrote:
> Susan Bugher <sebug...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> >I said "Line dried clothes are stiff and "boardy" if you don't have a
> >good breezy drying day or if you dry them indoors."
> Cult Princess! Hello! LOL! "Rod Speed" is MCFL's "Bottoms"
> equivalent! Any attempt at rational discourse is likely to be a total
> waste. I have for years suspected "rod" to be software-based.
> FWIW: Unless the wash water has astoundingly high mineral content,
> the culprit behind boardy stiffness and spikey terrycloth towels is most
> likely to be detergent residue. You can remove most of it, in a few
> washes, by adding a small amount of vinegar -- up to ½ cup for large
> load -- to a rinse. You can prevent or slow the accumulation by using
> only "enough" detergent, the shortest practical wash cycle, at least two
> immersion rinses (spray and cooldown "rinses" don't count) and
> occasionally additing a small amount of vinegar (no more than ½ cup for
> a large load) to the first rinse. With a little experience, you'll be
> well able to judge from the amount of sudsing in the second rinse
> whether it's time to use a little vinegar. That is, assuming that you're
> where you can or want to monitor the "automatic" washer ;-). I've seen
> commercial products for cleaning washing machines in the supermarket but
> don't know anything about them.
> Using these techniques, laundry comes from the lines soft to the
> touch, relaxed and easy to fold, with relaxed "hand", drapes and wears
> well. Towels are soft, not scratchy, with good loft. I got this tidbit
> from Consumer Reports ages ago when it published far more useful
> information than just cursory product ratings.
Well...As someone using a top of the line water softener, along with
softener in the washer as well as a dryer sheet in the dryer, I have
to disagree. I would NEVER attempt to put on denim jeans dried on a
clothes line. They would cut my legs open they're so stiff. And towels
line dried? I wouldn't use line dried towel on my dishes! Where do you
people live?,Do you have normal human skin? Doubt it.