You have probably heard about the benefits of using clotheslines for your laundry – how the sun will bleach out stains; how you can save money and energy; how your clothes will last longer – where do you think all that dryer lint comes from?
What you might not know is that pegging out your laundry is also a quirky way to express yourself – your commitment to the environment is literally flapping in the breeze. I have had fun with colours, shapes and sizes of the pieces when I have pegged out my wash. I also have experimented with a wide variety of clothes pegs – who knew that we had so many options?
My invitation to you is to get started with something simple – perhaps a drying rack you can set-up inside for those items you wash by hand. Or, if you are more ambitious, perhaps you can string up inside lines in a warm part of your home and hang a full load of laundry. You can make it a contest to see how infrequently you can use the dryer.
I’m grateful to have a long outdoor clothesline that is positioned to catch the breeze and the sunshine. Nothing can compare to the smell of clean laundry off the line – certainly nothing that comes in a bottle or a box!