Diary of a Dryerless Dame: End of Day 2
Phew! 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.