Best Reasons to Line Dry with a Portable Clothesline
Backyard clotheslines may seem old-fashioned but our parents were onto something when they hung every load of laundry outside to dry. There are some great benefits to line-drying laundry with Australia’s favourite portable clothesline – a Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Line.
The choices in types of clotheslines have grown over the years and some are quite stylish especially our own Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Line. Which is undoubtedly the best choice of clothesline because it’s so, so portable. The reason most people buy a Mrs Pegg’s Handy Line is because it can be folded and stored away when not in use. We find a lot of people who don’t use their portable clotheslines inside hang them on an outside wall. Because they are so lightweight they are very easy to store.
Did we mention range? There are a range of sizes including the Easy8 Handy Line which has been designed for people in wheelchairs or who have trouble reaching a line. Some people have difficulty raising their arms so our Easy 8 Handy Line suits them down to the ground.
If your apartment block has banned outdoor clotheslines citing they are unsightly, you may still reap the benefits of line drying by using our portable clothesline inside or putting it on the balcony. Once again the Easy 8 may be placed on your balcony because of it’s low height in relation to the top rail. In most cases it won’t exceed the height of the balcony. ( still check your bylaws)
Here’s the Best reasons to line dry your laundry with a Portable Clothesline.
Line Drying Clothes Saves Money
The average household in Australia that chooses to abandon their electric powered tumble clothes dryer can save heaps of hard earnt cash on energy bills. A new portable clothesline is much less expensive to purchase and operate than a new clothes dryer.
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!
There are millions of clothes dryers in Australia and according to various University studies Air-drying clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by a whopping 1 tonne a year. Experts determined that if all Aussies line-dried clothing for just half a year, it would save 3.3 percent of the country’s total residential output of C02. Wow!
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 of course, 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 ruin some fabrics and cause irreversible damage. Except for knitted sweaters and garments that should be dried flat to prevent stretching, line drying is gentle to fibres than a dryer.
Line Drying Increase Physical Activity and Promotes Weight Loss
Hanging up laundry is a physical activity that you can do inside or outside. Fifteen minutes of hanging laundry or removing it from the line burn 68 calories. That’s saving enough calories to eat 60 blueberries!
Line Drying Helps Whiten and Disinfect Laundry
The ultra-violet rays of sunlight help to bleach and disinfect laundry. This is particularly beneficial for white sheets, towels and cloth nappies. 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 that welcome cold and flu viruses. Drying clothes on a portable clothesline can add humidity to a home’s air during dry winter weather.
Line Drying Clothes Prevents Fire Risks
Clothes dryer fires a lot of house fires in Australia and even death. Using portable clothesline will help protect your family from dangerous fires. 38% of households often leave their clothes dryer running when no one is around, and the same often number go to bed before turning it off. This is very risky and leaves fire fighters shaking their heads.
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