you lug a bag to the laundromat or roll a basket into the
garage, you've got to clean your clothes. But doing laundry consumes a
lot of energy
so this week we're providing tips for an eco-friendlier wash and dry.
#3: Let it Hang Out
Now that the weather's warmer, instead of tossing your damp clothes into the dryer, hang them outside
. Line-drying uses zero energy (except your own) and we think sun-dried clothes actually smell better. If the weather doesn't permit (or for more delicate items), invest in an inexpensive drying rack
that you can set up inside. If you want to use a clothesline but your homeowners' association forbids it, consider getting involved with Project Laundry List
or a similar advocacy organization (before you do, check out this hilarious clip
from The Colbert Report
about the right-to-dry movement)
.Tell us: How do you dry your clothes?