- Step 1: Snap clothing Snap each piece of washed material before your hang it to help prevent wrinkles.
- Step 2: Turn clothing inside out Turn your clothing inside out for faster drying and to prevent fading.
- Step 3: Pin to clothesline Pin your articles to the clothesline with wooden clothespins.
- TIP: You can also hang your clothes on hangers and hang them on the line to dry.
- Step 4: Dry according to light Dry silk, synthetic, and fine fabrics in the shade. Dry linen in the sun for fewer wrinkles.
- Step 5: Hang shirts Hang your T-shirts on the line upside down.
- Step 6: Throw articles in dryer Throw your towels or clothing in the dryer for a minute or two if they’re still damp or stiff from hanging.
- Step 7: Enjoy Enjoy the fresh smell, lower electric bill, and environmental benefits of line-drying your articles.
- FACT: According to the Energy Information Agency, clothes dryers account for 5.8 percent of home electricity usage.
You Will Need
- A clothesline
- Wooden clothespins
- Good weather
- Hangers (optional)