There are many things I LOVE about the Spring and Summer. One thing that I missed out on last Spring and Summer was hanging my clothes outside to dry. My very round prego belly got in the way of everything- that is my excuse! This year I plan on using my clothing line ALL the time. Who doesn’t love sleeping in sheets that smell like fresh country air. Just the thought of it puts a smile on my face…and you save money.



Here are some tips and tricks for hanging your clothing outside:

  • Everyone dis-likes wrinkly clothes. Skip the ironing by shaking out the wet clothes before hanging.
  • Leave some space in between each article of clothing. The closer they are together the more time it will take to dry.
  • Don’t forget to wipe down your line once a month… Or, if you live on a farm with dust blowing and what not, you may need to do this more often.
  • The more you hang dry your clothes, the long your clothing will last.
  • Sun is a natural bleacher…perfect for white, but may fade those dark shirts.
  • Hanging a dress shirt? Put it on a hanger then on to the line it goes. This will help avoid clothespin marks.
  • Put all your clothespins in a mesh bag and wash in warm soapy water-then hang them on the line to dry.

Happy Spring! Have fun drying!