It has almost been 5 years now since we got rid of our electric clothes dryer. Living without it hasn’t really been difficult to get used to. You just have to learn to plan ahead when you know you’ll need certain items.
You would think that rainy days would put a stop to the laundry, but in my world I don’t have time to wait for the sun to come out. These kids go through clothes and towels like crazy!
In order to continue the washing rain or shine, I have a couple of indoor hang drying options which have been working out very well for me.
A Retractable Clothesline
Over the tub I have a 5-line retractable clothesline. When I need to hang clothes indoors, I just pull it out across the tub and pin the clothes up to dry. When company comes over I close the shower curtain to hide my laundry, so it’s totally out of sight.
I can usually fit two large loads of laundry on the line. I try not to hang really heavy things like large towels or my husband’s jeans because the weight will make the line permanently sag.
Since there weren’t wall studs exactly where the mounting holes were on the unit, my husband screwed a 2×4 board into the studs, then we hung the clothesline to the board. This way we don’t risk the entire thing pulling out of the wall under the weight of the wet clothes.
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