Drying Clothes around the World

I used to pay $2.00 to use the dryer each time I did laundry, but I’ve since cut that out, and now I dry my things in my apartment, and I use:

  • hangers for light items that won’t stretch out
  • backs of chairs
  • my ironing board
  • ..and for anything that will stretch I lay them flat on a towel and flip the clothes & towels occasionally

The only time I use a dryer is when we wash our bedding — trying to drape that over chairs is very cumbersome.

It’s worked out pretty well for us, as we have clothes that dry easily and don’t need much maintenance.

My clothes are more wrinkly than if they came out of the dryer, but I feel good not using the dryer unless I need it, and even more pleased about the $$ I’m saving.

I wish I could dry my clothes outside (the sun naturally bleaches your whites to be whiter!), but that just isn’t an option here.

So it made me think of a whimsical post about how creative people around the world dry their clothes, seeing as a lot of them probably don’t evenĀ  have the option of using dryers.

TREE BRANCHES

WINDOW GRILL

RAILINGS

TELEPHONE (?) WIRES

COMMUNAL DRYING

RACK ON A ROOF

POLES HANGING OUT OF WINDOWS

(You put the pole through the armholes of the clothes, like a straight hanger, so they don’t fall when the wind sways)



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I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.