Thursday, May 08, 2008

Frugal Friday-Letting it all Hang Out

No I'm not saving money by becoming a nudist, I'm line drying my clothes.
I've been researching and the average load of laundry costs about .76 cents a load to dry. It doesn't seem like much but considering our family of 2 generally does about 5 loads a week it definitely adds up. I can only imagine the laundry and savings you would generate with children!!!

There is something soothing about shaking your clothes out and hanging them out to dry. It helps me to slow down and kind of take in the moment and breathe in the fresh air around me. I use it to help me unwind from my work day and my drive home and to relax. I also LOVE the smell of line dried clothing.
The act of hanging the clothing can be done by children, I know I used to hang up our families clothes at 6 or 7 years old. So it can be used to instill responsibility in your kids and to delegate some of the household chores. Or, like me, you can throw your laundry in before you leave for work and hang it up on the line when you get home.
I did grow up hanging my clothes out to dry, not because of necessity just because thats what my family did. When I lived in the cabin I wrote about earlier this week I didn't have a clothes dryer at all. Needless to say this is an easier change to me than it is for the hubs but he's all for saving the money.

What are you guys up to?
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Anonymous said...

Okay, here's my strategy for the week: I'm cleaning and organizing my pantry so I can stop duplicate purchases of things like powdered sugar, black beans etc. It's a small thing, but with food prices rising, I think I'll save a bit if I'm better organized. I recently bought ground ginger (not cheap!) and I already had one barely opened!


Razor Family Farms said...

Another winning post! I forgot it was Friday -- again. I got all excited about tomorrow instead.


*shell* said...

I'm in this week....