One of the ways we save money is by hanging our laundry out on the clothesline to dry. It’s a throwback to more simple time, when this was the norm. When I’m hanging the laundry, I have time to think. And, there is no comparison to the wonderful scent at the end of the day! One of the reasons that I like to use all free clear laundry detergent is because it’s not heavily scented. The scent of the sunshine is not competing with a perfume scent.
Since hanging laundry out to dry is not really the norm any longer, there are many that don’t know how to do this task. It’s not hard, but as my youngest daughter pointed out, “There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it!”
That right way simply means that when you take your clothes off the line, they are not filled with wrinkles due to hanging them haphazardly. I’ve been doing laundry since I was 8 years old. Admittedly, my Mom got sick of her children returning folded, clean clothes all mixed up with dirty clothes each week. If we couldn’t even put away our laundry that she had done for us, she decided it was time for us to do this job ourselves. I have a few years of experience in the laundry department. I’d like to share some of my tips with you today.
all free clear helps air your dirty laundry!
This job begins with taking the laundry out of the washing machine. As you pull out the clothes, separate them into like items. Shirts with shirts, pants with pants, etc. As you place the items into your laundry basket to tote outside, place the heavier items, such as jeans, on top. This will mean that the jeans are the first to go on the line. I like to place the heaviest items closest to the clothes pole. This saves the clothesline from stretching due to weight in the middle.
Don’t fold the clothes over the line. Use the clothespin to hang the laundry as shown in the photo above.
When hanging socks, clip the pair together. This process began as I was pulling the laundry out of the washer. Matching socks then makes folding the laundry off the line a lot easier.
The same goes for washcloths. I tend to stack three, then hang them together. This saves line space as well as makes it a bit easier when it’s time to remove them. Plus, it makes them lie flat for folding.
For heavier towels, such as these drying racks, I hang them individually. But, I clip the ends together. This also saves line space, and reduces the number of clothespins needed.
After a cold winter, I like to wash all of our blankets and hang them outside. They give a nice scent to the living room after they come back in the house! To do this, I fold them in half, and clip the ends, without folding over the line. I use extra clothes pins so that the center of the blanket doesn’t stretch out.
Fold the laundry as you take it off of the line. This saves a bit of work once you get back inside the house. I also fold each person’s laundry into piles within the laundry basket. It gives me a bit more exercise walking along the lines and to the basket. Once folded and inside, it’s a matter of putting it away.
Since all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin, it’s my choice. It’s tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family. Plus, it’s safe for use in standard and HE machines. It rinses clean and has a gentle, hypoallergenic formula. Powerful Clean. Gentle on Skin. all free clear is also 100% hypoallergenic.
If you don’t line dry, or if it’s rainy season making this next to impossible, be sure to check out the NEW all® free clear liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets. Use together to make fabrics cleaner, softer, and more comfortable against your family’s sensitive skin. 100% free of dyes and perfumes. Gentle on skin. Safe for all washing machines. Find it in your fabric conditioner aisle!
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