Diary of a Dryerless Dame: End of Day 2

Dry sheets over a doorPhew! Full marks today on getting the kids beds laundered and made up again before they got home from school. Even on these damp days, the sheets only take a couple of hours to dry draped over 2nd floor doors and I didn’t spend any extra time folding them … just straight back on the bed! Tip: paint the top of your doors with high gloss kitchen or bathroom interior paint so that they’re easy to clean and won’t snag fabrics.

As expected, the load of towels didn’t dry completely on the dryer rack placed over a heater vent. The sun finally peeked thru at about 5:00 tonight and the patio door area got quite hot … if only we’d had another hour of sun, I’m sure they would have dried completely and I could have gotten them put away by bedtime as hoped. Instead, I carried the whole rack down to the basement and will fold them tomorrow morning. Towels are especially susceptible to going musty or having that rotten wet dog smell (you all know what I’m talking about, right?!) if they’re put into the linen closet with even the slightest amount of dampness, so I don’t take chances.

Getting everything done in the 5 day work week is looking more and more like a possible goal, especially considering that most of tomorrow’s items are already done. If it were to rain all week long though, I could see running into problems with jeans, outerwear, towels and blankets. This condensed schedule (i.e. laundryless weekend) relies on the dryer racks being empty and available by 11:30 each morning. I can actually imagine myself becoming a solar slave: “so sorry, I can’t make it out today … It’s sunny and I’ve got to get the jeans hung out.” Hmmmm, worth the $1000 savings from not replacing our broken dryer? Time will tell.

Tomorrow – winter gear washed, air dried and packed away until fall.

About christaclips

Christa is a Save-at-Home-Mom who writes about money saving tips with hopes of inspiring other families who might want to keep one parent at home but aren't sure they can swing it financially. Christa left her career as a teacher trainer when it started costing her $47,000/yr to work outside the home and now works from home as a social media consultant and freelance writer. She shares her full story and money saving tips here on her blog and as co-host of the weekly #cdnmoney twitter chat on Tuesdays from 7-8pm ET. Wife, and mother of 2, Christa lives in Rockland, Ontario and loves skating & nordic skiing on the Ottawa River.

Posted on April 16, 2013, in Christa Clips, Hydro Savings, Laundry Tips and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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