Clotheslines in Late Summer

FINNFEMME: Clothesline in Late SummerAs I was hanging my laundry out on the clothesline today, I realized that it is the perfect time of year for air-drying. Temps are in the upper 70s, and there is a moderate breeze to keep things moving on the line. Since Mother Nature is unpredictable, it’s nice to have an optimum balance, especially when it comes to drying laundry out in the elements.

Today’s washing load was sheets and towels. They take up all three of my outdoor lines (plus the extra one I have on my tree). Clotheslines are great for drying sheets and towels because they are so huge. When I used to use a dryer (10+ years ago), I hated the fact that towels and sheets would be so bulky and take FOREVER to dry. Out on the line, the whole surface area gets exposed to sun and air and they dry relatively quickly. Plus they dry crisp and wrinkle-free.

But my favorite thing about drying sheets and towels outside is the smell. The. Smell. There is nothing that can capture the scent of freshly air-dried linens, other than freshly air-drying your linens!



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