Want to know how to dry laundry using a drying rack or clothesline? Whether you’re trying to conserve energy or save money, or are into homesteading & self sufficient living, this easy how-to will show you how. Start drying clothes the natural way!
How to Dry Laundry Using a Drying Rack or Clothesline
A big part of homesteading is self-sufficiency and you can never be self sufficient if you always have to rely on modern technology. As a homesteader, as much as I try not to wash my clothes by hand, it’s a skill that everyone should know. Whenever I do my laundry, I try to let it air dry too. Not only does it save energy, it also helps me save some money from paying the electric bill.
So if you want to know how to dry clothes without a dryer, this simple tutorial will teach you what to do. Start drying your clothes the natural way.
What you’ll need to dry your clothes naturally:
- clothesline or drying rack
Wash your clothes as usual. You can either wash it in your machine or hand wash it.
Once you’re done, remove all excess water out of all the clothes and prepare your laundry rack or clothes line.
For the clothesline:
Clotheslines are best to have outdoors. It’s the perfect way to dry your laundry on a sunny or windy day since it will dry much faster. Simply hang your clothes and secure them in place using a few clothes pin and wait until they’re dry.
For the drying rack:
You can hang clothes as is or to save space, make use of some hangers. For the shirts, just turn them inside out and put in your hanger as usual. For the pants, hang them from the legs. This will create more space and will make it dry faster.
If you need to dry some towels, socks and other small articles, you can save space by using some clothespins along with your hangers with this frugal living solution. It’s that easy!
Whatever your reason is, start ditch your dryer and start drying your clothes with clotheslines or a drying rack. Not only are you helping the environment but you’re also adding some homesteading skills to your list.
What do you think about drying your laundry with a drying rack or clothesline? Are you into homestead living and a sustainable lifestyle? Let us know in the comments section what your thoughts are on drying clothes without a dryer. Have any homesteading projects you’d like to share? Share it with us an we’ll give it a try. We’d love to know what you think!