A friend commented that drying our clothes inside would release more moisture into our home, and moisture is something we're already struggling with. True? Did you find drying indoors caused problems? Do you have solutions?
It took a long time for things to dry. Sheets, I could dry between morning and evening, but diapers (prefolds and pockets) took a solid 24 hours to dry. Humidity was generally over 90%, and outdoor temperatures were normally in the 50s.
My parents converted to radiant heat, and even though they had a wood fireplace, it was still rather damp and moldy in the house. Much of the moisture was brought in through the 130-year-old hand-dug basement, built with fieldstone walls, so it was never water tight. Once my dad put drywall up over the stone basement walls (without proper moisture protection or weatherizing), all bets for mold-free living were off. Adding to the moisture in such an environment is only asking for trouble.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
It also depends on how much you're line drying. One or two loads per week would probably be fine. It would actually help us with our constant winter low humidity levels. One or two loads per day would probably be too much. If you have a ceiling fan in the room you're line drying, that'll dry the clothes much faster and help distribute the humidity around the house better.
It's not damp where we live now. We've had the heat on for a couple of weeks and I've already noticed that my skin is drying out. I'm moisturizing my cuticles a couple of times a day, drinking more water and using lip balm. Inside line drying sounds like a good plan for us, if only I had room.