Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Using the Clothesline
When we moved to the country I heard how expensive the electricity was so one of my first goals was to use the least amount of energy possible. I started using a clothes line right away. I hung every load of wash and kept our electric bill about $40 a month. Fast forward a few years and add two more children and I have found a love of hanging laundry again.
I love that my oldest daughter will help me and share her dreams while hanging clothes. I love that my one year old is playing at my feet and "helping" get the clothes out of the basket. I love the smell of clothes that have been drying on the line.
I have found that drying clothes on the line for a family of seven requires that I do one load of laundry a day. It takes me about 10 minutes to hang one load of laundry. I love that it gives me a few moments to enjoy God's creation.
Hanging our laundry works for me! For more works for me ideas check out we are that family