Drying Your Clothes with our Portable Clothes Line
Here are some great tips for drying your clothes with our portable clothesline.
For those lucky enough to own a Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Line here are some great tips for drying your clothes with our portable clothesline. Most people are giving up on using electric dryers in apartments and using our indoor clothesline. A lot of apartments owners now use a clothes horse on their balconies too, so please read these awesome drying tips.
Apartment owners love the energy savings when using our clothes horse, the fact that they are lessening their impact on the environment goes without saying and the clean way clothing smells without the dryer. We always hear that apartment owners love hanging clothes outdoors on the lines, feeling the warm sun and gentle breeze as they peg towels, t-shirts, and jeans onto our portable clothesline.
And now for those tips!
Use Vinegar in Your Rinse Cycle to Avoid Stiff Clothing
Rarely do people complain that when they line dry their clothing (especially jeans and towels), it ends up stiff and scratchy., but if you do – here’s a trick! Use just a half to three-quarters of a cup of vinegar per load added just before your rinse cycle starts, that will keep your clothing soft. Don’t worry about any vinegar odour – it disappears as the clothing dries.
Hang Your Shirts By the Hemline, Rather Than the Shoulders
This prevents weird bunching at the shoulders, which is a pain to get out after the shirt is dry. Use two pegs at the hem instead, and you won’t have to worry about bunchy shoulders.
Don’t Fold Clothing Over the Line
Use our Mrs Pegg’s pegs, and peg all of your clothes to the line. Folding results in longer drying times and fold lines in weird places once your clothes have dried. With our indoor clothesline there is a surprising amount of drying space so peg don’t fold! To buy our pegs click here!
Don’t Crowd Your Lines
If you’re like the staff at Mrs. Pegg’s Handyline, you just want to get your laundry done as quickly as possible, and you sometimes do larger loads than you have room to hang. Resist the temptation, and give your clothing plenty of room on the indoor clothesline. Crowding results in wrinkles and longer drying times. Be patient – give your clothes some air to freshen your laundry.
Freshen Between Washings
If you have an item that you’ve worn, but isn’t exactly dirty, go ahead and hang it out on the portable clothesline to let it air out. For even more freshening power, make a linen spray recipe and spritz the item, then let it dry. See the recipe below! Yes – it’s all natural.
So double your energy savings! Line drying is easy, effective, and (dare we say it?) enjoyable. We hope these tips help make your laundry day a little simpler.
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Natural Linen Spray Recipe
- 30 drops essential oil
- 5 cups Distilled water
- 80 ml. Vodka
- Spray bottle – glass is better
- Combine the vodka and distilled water in a jar.
- Add 30 drops of any combination of essential oils.
- Put the lid on the jar and shake to combine all liquids.
- Using the funnel, pour the mixture into a spray bottle.