By Tracey Allen
A couple of years ago, I started line drying my own clothes as part of an ongoing quest to reduce electricity usage and live more sustainably. After all, I realized I was hanging up many of my clothes already to reduce shrinkage and protect delicates.
Meanwhile my husband’s and (nearly) adult son’s clothes continued to go into the dryer. Then one day I noticed my son taking one shirt out of the wash and putting it in solo for a full dryer cycle. What a waste! That’s when I unplugged the dryer. Of course, my son would plug the dryer back in to dry his clothes…..then I’d unplug it again….and so on for about a year.