I always smile when I hear about the hard work of using clotheslines to dry clothes rather than the hard work of buying and maintaining a clothes dryer.
When I hang a load of wet clothes to dry, I bend my back exactly three times; Because I’m smart, you know
Instead of transferring all the clothes to the basket and bending over every time for a new piece of clothing, I fish the clothes out and put them on my shoulder if it’s a shirt or pants or in my hand if it’s a small item. I do one or the other on a trip. Then I go out to the clothesline and simply move it from my shoulder or my hand to the line. This happens at a slow walking speed.
I don’t use clothespins. It’s not very windy here, so I just hang clothes. If you hang it right, it will have a few wrinkles too. Another advantage of not using clothespins is that once dry a slight gust of wind will blow some on the floor. That way I know it’s dry without having to walk in and check (I can see the line from my bedroom window).
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Originally Posted on 2009-09-09 10:03:16.