Use solar energy now: hang your clothes to dry outside

Why is it sometimes the most obvious escapes us? A quick way to save money on your energy bill today is to start hanging your laundry outside to dry instead of using the clothes dryer. I found it very rewarding this weekend after I successfully dried six loads of laundry outside, each taking about the same time my clothes dryer did (about 45 minutes). The clothes all smelled wonderful (helped I'm sure by the blooming wisteria on our deck) and the sheets and t-shirts dried without wrinkles. It's a tried and true method that our grandmothers and possibly mothers relied on for so many years.

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