Here's how to do laundry with no dryer:
1. Get enough diapers to last you a week or so without washing if need be. That will save you a lot of headache if things take longer to dry etc. You can fit about 24-36 diapers into each load, wash once or twice, or once with a second rinse. Depending on how old your baby is and how many diapers you go thru, you can wash once about every 2-5 days this way.
2. Getting the thinnest diapers and quickest drying covers that you can will hasten any drying time. Therefore there are a few diapers that will work best for this, but if you contact a good WAHM, you can get her to make just about ANY kind of diaper in a Super Quick dry style. That means you can have All-in-ones, or Fitted diapers dry as quick as a Prefold would. I've been without a dryer for about a year now, and I've found Pocket diapers with Terry or microfiber towels as inserts dry SUPER fast, wash very clean, are easy to use, no stains, keep baby a little dryer, and stay sooooo soft even if air dried. I like diapers that are soft. That's one problem I've run into with hanging all my diapers, not much stays soft. Birdseye does stay soft, but it wears out faster, is sooo thin that it doesn't absorb much at all, and is hard to find anything other than Flats in birdseye. If you need any links on Diaper packages for less than $35, or complete One-size Pocket diaper packages ranging from $35-$200 A set of 3 doz Terry Flats for $35(thicker and more absorbent than reg flats, but quicker drying time than prefolds, that fit into 3 velcro or snap covers that will work for day and night time equally well) let me know, I'll hook you up with info and links!
3. Informing yourself of all the Benefits of Cloth diapers, the Hazards of Disposables, and Elimination Communication. Getting reasons to keep doing this will help keep you going when things get tedious. They get tedious for even the best of us, but we have strong convictions why we want to do things this way, and why we NEED to use these kinder diapers on our precious children. EC is a way to use less diapers and letting your little one learn how to excrete in the potty, or sink by teaching them verbal cues. They naturally want to not soil their nest, as we can all attest that, as soon as that diaper comes off a little nb, "watch out, he might pee on you!" So they give you cues to let you know that they need to go to the bathroom, and a 4 mo old can hold his pee for 1/2 hour when he needs to. EC'rs use cloth diapers when going in public or around the house so baby doesn't have an accident on the floor or bed, or you! Pocket diapers or snapping fitteds work really well with Fleece split pants for EC babies. I'll give you links if you need them too!
4. A good drying rack of wood, and maybe a few lines that you can put up in your house. I've seen some retractable lines that you can put in your liv rm and then when clothes are dry, you can let it retract back into itself so the lines will be pretty much hidden.
You can do it!!!!!!