Friday, December 9, 2011

Tip on Hanging Laundry

My local power company recently sent me an insert in my bill that gave tips on conserving energy. Many of them I already knew but one tip really helped me change the way I hung my laundry. They said that towels, jeans and other clothing that typically dries hard on the clothes line can be hung out to dry. Then, when they are almost dry (with a slight dampness) they can be put in the dryer for 10 minutes on medium heat with a dryer sheet. This will cause them to soften again.
You know what, I tried that tip and it worked. I was able to further reduce my energy costs. I hope this tip helps you reduce the costs of your electric bill too.


  1. Hi there! I'm from the ESASO Team just checking out your blog! Do you think that putting jeans in the dryer for 10 minutes would shrink them at all? The main reason I hang jeans to dry is so they don't shrink...

  2. Hi Liz,

    Either they shrank or I ate one to many cookies. Seriously, I think they do a little depending on how high the heat is but I find that they feel a little tight at first but not as tight as they do when I dry them only in the dryer. I keep it on the lowest heat setting. Sorry I forgot to mention that. I say give it a shot with one pair and see if it feels too tight. Good question Liz.