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Clothes line......

I have recently put up a clothes line. I love how my clothes smell after they have dried on the line and a plus of a lower utility bill. My two sil's kind of look down their nose at me like they are too good to do that. If they don't want to fine, but why do they have too act like they are sooooo much better than me? Anyone else ever had this problem?

 
RelaxedMom2-3

Asked by RelaxedMom2-3 at 1:21 PM on Jun. 11, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I woudn't worry about it. I think the new trend is doing what are grandparents did and it's starting to spread like a wild fire. And y would they think they are too good to save money? I have recently put up a clothes line myself so your not alone.
    Kimkh

    Answer by Kimkh at 1:26 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I too love the smell.... but HATE the look of a permanent clothes line.


    I like to use drying racks. I have 3 of them. That way my back yard always looks nice.


    They really shouldnt be rude... but you have to admit clothes lines simply are not so pretty.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I love my clothesline and don't care what anyone thinks. I'm with you-I love the smell of when the stuff comes off the line-no dryer sheet can duplicate that. Plus the sun disinfects everthing as well. Your sil's don't know what they are missing.
    confused969

    Answer by confused969 at 1:48 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • It's my yard. If no one else likes to look at it, they can turn their head. No biggie.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Comment by RelaxedMom2-3 (original poster) at 1:25 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • Where do you guys live? Cause I feel like if I put my stuff out on a line here (IL) my stuff will mildew because of the humidity.... How long does it take for your clothes to dry?
    Have you ever had birds poop on your clothes? Any bugs, spiders, ants, wasps/bees in your clothes?
    BeachyBabe

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 1:30 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I live in Alabama, so we have the humidity also. They don't mildew at all. I put them out around 9 or 10 AM. Most of the time they are dry about noon. We just made sure we didn't put them under big trees because of the birds. We don't have any problem with bugs or anything either. We are a family of 5, I save around 60 bucks a month. For me, every little bit helps.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Comment by RelaxedMom2-3 (original poster) at 1:36 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I want to install one for blankets to dry outside.. we used to have one in germany and no one ever looked at us weird. We live in the country so no one will judge now but yes, I have seen some very tacky people who use a clothes line for their panties and what not.. please dont do that!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • Yeah, I have a small rack for those items inside.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Comment by RelaxedMom2-3 (original poster) at 1:38 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • Yes, I have people who react like they just can't believe I would have such a "tacky thing' in my backyard, LOL.
    I just always tell myself they don't get to experience good old fashioned 'line-dried" crisp sheets when they get into bed at night either.
    My DH & I LOVE sheets that have hung out in the fresh air and sunshine! It's just one of those "good things" in life, LOL
    We may have to take ours down because of an above ground pool though....and I already have 2 trees picked out for a clothesline that can be put up or taken down whenever. I saw Martha Stewart make her own with clothesline rope, 2 pulleys', 2 clothesline tighteners and to heavy duty eyehooks. You can google it I think or find it on her sight, just FYI for any gals out there who don't have a clothesline but would like one.
    I will ALWAYS have a clothesline! :d
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 1:38 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • I live in Oklahma. It's Soo hot my clothes dry in about an hr.
    Kimkh

    Answer by Kimkh at 1:39 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

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