by Tammy Taylor~
We have a gas clothes dryer but we don’t ever use it. If I weren’t afraid we’d need it in an emergency situation I’d sell it – I could sure use the chunk of real estate it takes up to store my large stock pots & my *9-Tray Excalibur Dehydrator! LOL. I typically dry our laundry on a *retractable clothesline most of the time. If the weather is inclement for days on end I’ll pull out my folding clothes *drying racks and dry our clothes in the guest bedroom. I can close that door in the event of unexpected company. But what about those windy spring days? You know the drill, you fight the sheets onto the line. Then the wind catches them & makes them want to set sail into the next county!
I’m almost ashamed to admit I struggled with this for years. Oh I’d try to pick only a lightly breezy day to hang my laundry. But sometimes you’ve just got to get the chores done, ya know??!!
So I sighed as I loaded up the clean wet sheets into my laundry basket. I hauled ’em out to the line & finally got them pinned on. But wait a minute, there are wet jeans already hanging here from the previous load. They don’t seem to be having much trouble with the wind at all. The heavy denim simply waves gently in the wind. Then a little cartooney light bulb appeared above my head. Yep, I had an idea!
So I pulled a couple of pair of jeans and pinned them right there on top of my wet sheets. Then I stood back to watch. As expected, the sheets still flapped wildly in the stiff breezes but the jeans kept them firmly on the line. SUCCESS! If the wind every gets even higher I can pin a pair of jeans on either side of the sheets so they wouldn’t wind around & around the line. And both the wet sheets as well as the jeans are getting dried. Yeah, that’s right: Two Birds. One Stone.
Why oh why didn’t I think of this years ago??
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