31 July 2011

line up

new this summer - i've wanted one for a long time. i love putting the laundry out in the morning, love that it dries so quickly, love the smell and feel of the clothes, and love that i'm saving money and consuming less energy. see? it doesn't take much to make me happy!

11 comments:

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

Hanging out laundry is so relaxing. I get my best ideas for paintings and poetry while I am hanging out the wash.

Charlotte Aimée Clarke said...

Me and my um love putting washing out on the line' especially bedding! It gives it that crisp, clean feel!

Nora said...

And the laundry smells so good, doesn't it? I love to put clean sheets on my bed when they've been dried outside.

Faye said...

There is nothing quite like the smell of sunshine on sheets/pillow cases that have been hung outside to dry!! I really miss that but we aren't allowed outdoor clothes lines in our complex. Enjoy :)

Cherie Blessing said...

The simple joys make every day a pleasure! Just like you, one of my biggest thrills this week was hanging out laundry in the sunshine and breeze. It also sort of tickles me that some of our most "modern" ideas go way back--from using individual white boards with children to get instant feedback (hornbooks and slates) to using solar energy to dry our clothes. My grandparents were wiser than they even knew.

Lynne said...

Since most of Australia does not have snow in winter, most suburban and country Australians dry their clothes in the sun. In fact, the rotary clothes hoist is an Australian invention.

chris said...

Lynne: i found your australian rotary clotheslines online! it was the inspiration for mine! like yours, this one comes out of the ground and closes up for storage. i don't think i'll put it away til the first real snowstorm though. frozen clothes in early winter would thaw out once they came into the heat of the house, right? :-)

Star said...

Oh, the marvelous smell of line-dried clothes....thanks for that wonderful memory!

Anonymous said...

i love hanging clothes outside. hardly anyone has a dryer around this area. i'm glad you finally got your clothesline. joanna

Graciegreen said...

Ditto...love cotton sheets fresh off the line!

karoline said...

in switzerland, those lines are seen almost everywhere. I personally don't even have a dryer. Love the smell, too. By the way, here lived also a founder of a rotary drier system called "STEWI"