Kristen mama to Chris(15), Kaitlyn(10), TJ(8) and Natalie(5) & Emily(2)
Saamy Student mama to and and
Line drying indoors in cold weather gives you the advantage of humidifying your home, but evaporating water does use up heat. If you are heating your home and you don't vent the dryer outside, I really don't know which would end up being cheaper. If all of the waste heat from your dryer is staying in your home so you can use less heat, I mean. I suppose it depends on how much you pay for your heating vs. how costly it is to get the same amount of heat from your dryer. It also depends on where you are line drying & where your dryer is. The area around clothes line drying indoors will be cooler from the evaporation. If it's in a place you don't mind having cooler, it's not a problem. If your dryer is in an unfinished basement that you only go into to use the laundry machines, you probably won't benefit much from the heat it generates.
Mom to DS(14), DS(12), DD(9), DS(6), DS (4), and DS(2)
We often hang our laundry all about our house overnight, when it's wet outside. Everything is dry by morning.
Me 30 WAHM, DH 58 SAHD (5 adult children from ex #1).
DD dob 5/13/07 came home 2007, 5 months old via foster care. Adopted 2009, almost 3 years old.
DD is high functioning autistic. She keeps us laughing and exhausted!
We have lines in the basement, but the clothes smell musty if I hang them down there. So, we never use them. I have these little clip hangers that I can use over the shower rod that come in handy if something does not dry.
I would love to keep line drying our clothes but now that it's in the 40's I don't know if it's still possible? I just did some laundry but hung the clothes on the drying racks in the house. But I was just wondering if any of you keep line drying your clothes outside? Does it just take the clothes a really long time to dry in the cold weather or is it something else?
Crunchy, granola, vegetarian, bi-lingual SAHM to two homeskooled boys.