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#1 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 02:05 PM - Thead Starter
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I got stuff today to put out a clothesline..I'm so excited! For everything it cost about $70, but I don't think it will take long to pay for itself. Our light bills are never less than $100 a month...last month it was $180 and this month it's $155, so I'm hoping to see a nice difference.
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that's great... i got to hang out some stuff today!!
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Cool! I hope you enjoy it and see the benefits in your electric bill. My grandmother and my mom both had clotheslines. Growing up, I hated carrying stuff out there to hang on the line (and ours at home was so close to the washer!) and hated taking it down. As an adult, I would love to have one. We live in a subdivision inside our city limits, so I am sure our neighbors would not like it, and it's probably against our city code. Not to mention I would have to go down three stories to get to the back yard where the clothesline would be.

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I bet our bill would go down a lot, since the dryer uses 2 cycles to get clothes dry!! But with all the pollen, our clothes would be yellow.
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Ugh! I wish our laundry room wasn't upstairs, I want to a do a clothesline like our neighbors but I'd have to truck the laundry all around.
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The oven and the dryer are the two biggest users of electricity in your house. The dryer is the worst! Having a clothesline saves most people an average of $50 a month!

Here's another hint - put your clothes thru an extra spin cycle in the washer. When the washer stops, move things around and put it back on spin. You will get more water out of your clothes and reduce your dryer use by about 25% (if it took an hour, now it will only take 45 minutes).

One more hint - only dry your clothes for 10-15 minutes (after spinning twice!), then hang to dry. You won't have any wrinkles and the clothes will still be soft. Alternately, toss things like towels and jeans in the dryer for 5-10 minutes on air/fluff to soften then up after hanging outside. Putting a tennis ball in there with them helps, too! No need to use heat!

Can you tell I am really big on the whole saving money thing?

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Becca, I'm curious - what did you buy for a clothes line that cost $70? I have 2 clotheslines - one is stationary and really long (for things like blankets and sheets, etc.) and the other is the kind that moves back and forth. All told, I think I only paid about $30 for everything for both of them. Of course, mine are attached to the patio, garage and our tree. If you had to buy stuff to attach them to, that would run things up a bit.

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Well I had to buy 3 posts to attach the lines to, they were $10 each.
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That would explain it, Becca!

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