Seemingly gone, but not really forgotten- the clothesline. For so long, it was the only way we could dry and sanitize our clothes, but nowadays with an overwhelming selection of (toxic!) products at our fingertips, why would we choose to drag the laundry basket outside to hang? I’ll tell you why:
- The natural effects of the sun’s UV rays on our clothes and bedsheets kills germs, and helps lighten stains without deadly chemicals. For free.
- On a lightly breezy day, that load will be done in 1/2 the time the dryer would take without deadly chemicals. For free.
- No ironing necessary- just a good snap of the wet fabric before you hang it up, and you’re all set without deadly chemicals. For free.
- Did I mention there are no deadly chemicals? And it’s free?
Plus, if it’s at ground level, it makes a sweet-smelling fort.