Why use Australia’s Favourite Clothes Line?
Customers ask why a Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Line is now Australia’s favourite Clothes Line…
Mrs. Pegg’s will leave it for you to decide why our clothes line is a favourite!
Is it because our Clothes Line is strong, lightweight and so very portable? Is it because a Mrs. Pegg’s Clothes Line can be used in confined spaces? So many Australians now own a Mrs. Pegg’s Clothes line that each customer has their own opinion.
Our parents and grandparents were onto something when they hung every load of laundry out to dry. There are some great benefits to line drying laundry.
Did you know that there is a non-profit organisation devoted to line drying laundry in the United States? Dr. Helen Caldicott a famous Australian physician and Anti-Nuclear Advocate is patron of Project Laundry List. Click here to find out more. CLICK The US lobby group promotes the environmental and economic benefits of allowing the sun and breeze to dry freshly washed clothes and linens.
There are even clothes line enthusiasts who collect clothesline memorabilia and reflect on the nostalgia of the days when every home had an outdoor clothesline.
If your apartment building has banned outdoor clothes lines citing, they are unsightly, you can still reap the benefits of line drying by using an Mrs. Pegg’s indoor clothes line or indoor collapsible folding rack.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top ten reasons to line dry your laundry with Australia’s favourite clothes line.
Line Drying Clothes Saves Money
The average household in Australia that chooses to abandon their electric tumble clothes dryer can save more than $300 per year on energy bills. A Mrs. Pegg’s clothes line is less expensive to purchase and operate than a new clothes dryer and can be delivered FREE to your doorstep with a FREE packet of pegs.
Line Drying Clothes Promotes Energy Conservation
Line drying laundry conserves energy and helps to protect the environment by saving precious fossil fuels. It is the pinnacle of green laundry and living! Air-drying clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by just over 1000 kilograms a year. If all Australians used our clothesline for a year, it would save 1.0% of the country’s total residential output of carbon dioxide, experts say.
Line Drying Clothes Enhances Freshness and Helps Remove Strong Odours
Line dried clothes and sheets smell much fresher than clothes that are tumble dried without the use of additional chemical laundry fresheners like dryer sheets and fabric softener. This is particularly important for those sensitive to perfumes and dyes used in detergents and dryer products. And fresh air is less expensive than dryer sheets.
Line Drying is Gentle on Clothing
Tossing and tumbling in a dryer can cause wear and strain on clothing fabric due to stress on seams and snags from buttons and zippers. Excessively high heat in the dryer can actually ruin some fabrics and cause irreversible damage. Line drying is gentler to fibres.
Line Drying Increase Physical Activity and Promotes Weight Loss
Hanging up laundry is a physical activity that you can do inside or outside. 10 minutes of hanging laundry or removing it from the line burn 30 calories. Now you can enjoy a chocolate biscuit with your cuppa without feeling guilty!
Line Drying Helps Whiten and Disinfect Laundry
The ultra-violet rays in sunlight help to bleach and disinfect laundry. This is particularly beneficial for white sheets, towels and cloth diapers. However, for dark coloured clothes, excessive sunlight can cause some harm. So, keep dark colours in the shade, if possible, to prevent fading.
Line Drying Clothes Inside Increases Winter Humidity
The colder temperatures and dry air of winter typically drop the humidity level inside homes. Lower humidity can contribute to dry nasal passages which welcome cold and flu viruses. Drying clothes on indoor racks can add humidity to a home’s air during dry winter weather.
Line Drying Clothes Prevents Fire Risks
Clothes dryer fires account for a lot of fires and injuries annually in Australia with the yearly costs in Australia for fire loss due to clothes dryer fires on the increase. Using an indoor drying rack or outside line will help prevent dangerous fires.
Line Drying Clothes Can Create Peacefulness and Harmony
The average amount of time needed to hang a load of laundry is less than 10 minutes. But taking that time to enjoy the weather, the feel, and smell of clean laundry can offer an outdoor experience that is meditative and helps reduce stress.
Line Drying Clothes is One Small Step in Making a Difference
Line drying laundry demonstrates that you and your family are taking small steps to make a difference in your well-being. You don’t have to wait for the government to take action to protect the environment or reduce your monthly expenses.
Now that you have read our tips, hopefully you are feeling better about laundry days using a Mrs. Pegg’s clotheslines.
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