Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wanting to Get Back to Air Drying

Last Summer, I started my great air drying experiment to try and cut down on my power bills. It worked great! I loved the smell of air dried sheets and pretty much everything was air dried. During the winter, I had to put that on hold for the most part and go back to using the dryer. There just isn't enough indoor space.

Now we've got 85 degree temps in MARCH and I'd love to hang stuff outside to dry. But I can't. Why? Pollen. Anything that stays outside for more than 20 minutes ends up with a fine coating of the yellow stuff. We need a good rain to knock stuff out of the trees and was the pollen off. But, I don't see that happening anytime soon. Wednesday at the earliest. And knowing my luck --- a week from Wednesday!

So, for now, I'm still using the dryer, because I just don't think its conducive to a good night's sleep to lay down on sheets that are coated with the icky yellow stuff. Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. I had to give up on air drying down here on the Gulf Coast, if it's not the pollen it's the sudden summer showers. I actually asked for a heavy duty drying rack for Christmas. I'd had one of the cheap wooden ones and it wanted to come apart every time I used it. Mom bought me a nice metal one that locks into place when you're using it, so no more collapsing laundry.