From: me on
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?
From: Rod Speed on
Yes. I do have one that I got for free and have never bothered to use it.

Never even bothered to try it out.

me(a)privacy.net wrote:

> I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping the washer only

Works fine for me.

> I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even need a dryer.

Corse you dont.

> Could you live without a dryer?

Yes, and do, too.

> If yes, how would YOU dry your clothes?

I have enough clothes so that I can just wash when its not going to rain,
dry them on a line outside. Nothing flash, its just 3 runs of nylon rope
between rings on the wall of the house, rawlbolts, and rings on the fence.


From: Napoleon on
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. It makes it easier to have at
least two indoor clothes lines and a drying rack for the small things.
The dryer is mainly used for towels, that can get hard and itchy if
dried on the line.

Watch out for neighborhoods that don't allow you to hang clothes
outside. It's ridiculous, they don't like the look of hanging clothes,
but the humongous, chinese, plastic swingsets are fine.
From: Susan Bugher 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?

<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 suggest you get a clothesline or a drying rack and try line drying
before you give up your dryer. Line dried clothes are stiff and "boardy"
if you don't have a good breezy drying day or if you dry them indoors.
Things like comforters take "forever" to dry. . .

Dryers are a great time saver too, especially if you do lots of laundry.

If the tradeoffs are acceptable to you, give up your dryer. For what
it's worth, I'd hate to have to give up mine. . .

Susan







From: Al on
On Oct 27, 9:31 pm, 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 dropped the dryer use about a year and a half ago and won't go
back. Here is what I did after some trial and error.
First, I own plenty of duplicate clothes, towels and so on. I have
plenty of plastic hangers available. I took six hangers and attached
eight small plastic clothespins to them spaced equally along the
length. I used those plastic pull ties to attach the clothespins to
the hangers. I made an area where I can hang clothes and other stuff
on hangers. I do the wash and hang everything up without worrying how
long it takes to dry. When it is dry, I move some hangers to another
use area and place underwear and socks to the proper drawers. For
clarification, those hangers with the eight clothespins are used for
hanging underwear and socks. It saves lots of space. Nothing has to go
outside. The whole operation only takes minutes for a load of items.