Fact: Dryers Are Square

Dyers are Square, Powe. Snowboards, Stowe, vt

Green Tippers, welcome back! Before we start, I just need to get something off my chest.. I am SO ready for winter. I know everyone probably gets that by now, but I said it. I said it. This has been one of the most rain filled summer’s I have ever experienced and not being able to get outside as much has been a major bummer. BUT, on the bright side, we’ve had some pretty stellar days to explore and enjoy outdoors, so let’s focus on those days right now.

Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash

Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash

One thing I have become rather keen on is hanging my clothes up to dry outside on warm or breezy days. This began out of necessity when we didn’t have a working dryer for some time. The washer, however, worked like a charm. To avoid going to the laundromat as much as possible, I tried to wash clothes on warmer days and hang them on a clothes line (I made out of Christmas lights). After a while I began to hang my clothes outside because I wanted to, not because I had to and there are a few reasons for that. 

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One of the biggest reasons it stuck with me is that is saves a lot of electricity, especially if you have roommates, and especially if you have an active lifestyle and need to clean clothes often. I don’t know about you, but when I recently started adulting, I also began doing laundry more frequently. Hanging my clothes up doesn’t make me feel guilty of running up the electric bill since I don’t have to use it. BOOM. Look at that, there’s another perk, you’re saving money. Even if it’s only a couple hundred bucks a year, that’s a ccouple hundred bucks to spend on things like reusable water bottles or the new shirts we just got in, ya know, the little things in life. By hanging your clothes you also don’t have to spend money on things like dryer sheets, reducing the amount of chemicals you’re using in the process.

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Another huge benefit of letting the sun and wind do your dirty work for you is that it’s much more gentle on the fabrics and materials of your clothes(duh). Over time wear and tear from the dryer can mean that you have to get new clothes more often (if that’s the case get them here). By hanging your clothes you can let them live out to their fullest lifespan and save yourself from having to go out and get something new at one of those weird shopping plazas. The best part is, all you need to make this is sturdy rope (or Christmas lights), clothes pins (or not if you’re feeling dangerous), and two points where you can tie up the rope. Takes maybe 17-18 seconds.

That’s it for this week gang, thanks for joining us! Remember, dryers are lame, don’t use them. All the cool kids are hanging their clothes now.