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Readers Respond: How to Do You Make Line-Drying Indoors Work?

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Do you line-dry your clothes indoors during the winter months or year-round? Tell us what you do to make it work. Share Your Answer

Martha

I live in an apt complex so have to pay $1.50 each to wash and dry one load. I was looking for ways to cut expenses so purchased two inexpensive drying racks a few weeks ago. I hang up shirts from the shower curtain rod and everything else goes on the drying racks. In the winter months I use a space heater to help dry the clothes. In warmer months even my jeans are dry in a matter of hours. Cut my laundry bill in half!!
—Guest Martha

Indoor Line Drying - 40's movie reel

I remember seeing a clip from a really old movie where everyone hung their washing up on lines inside their room. That was at least 30 years ago now, and I've done it ever since. Roughly 3 days for a pair of jeans to dry in wet weather, everything else 1-2 days
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Line drier

I heat entirely with wood. This is a very dry heat. Drying the laundry on 2 racks in a room with a ceiling fan adds needed humidity to the home. In summer I line dry and during the cooler weather as well. I never use my dryer. Take any clothes that I'm going to iron while still a little damp and I don't need the steam function.
—Guest Mary Gallivan

mums

you should like seriously give her flowers, not argue with her the whole day, do chores, give her breakfast in bed, pick or buy her a good vase of flowers to enjoy, tell her you love her, buy her items like clothes and pans and pots and anything she would like. You can also help her with anything. Offer to do anything helpful you don't wanna do. Do you homework early,mor get it done at school. Clean her room or your room. Do the dishes. Do the laundry. If you have a pet, pick up its poop,bgive it a bath. Make your bed as part of cleaning your room. Buy her new perfume, if she wears it. Buy her new make up, if she wears that too. Say she's the best mom in the world ,and last but not least, tell her you love her most of all, because i suppose you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) oh and your dad;)
—Guest avery

Line-drying indoors

I line-dry undergarments indoors and all laundry in the winter. In the winter, I hang clothes on hangers on my shower curtain rod and I have a rack for other items. With the furnace on, everything drys overnight. During the other months, I hang undergarments on the rack in my laundry room. They also dry nicely overnight.
—Guest Dottie

Year round Line-Drying Indoors

I have been drying indoors for over a year now with great success...even my sheets! I use a closet rod in a large doorway and hang everything possible from hangers and skirt hangers. I have a spin dryer which really helps remove excess moisture and then, here is my trick! I place a small fan on the floor under the drying laundry, turn it on, and in a couple hours everything is nice and dry. Sheets folded in half or quarters also dry quickly this way and pillow cases folded and hung on skirt hangers......Happy Drying, Everyone!!
—nadaellen

air drying

I air dry most of my work clothes to make them look newer longer and keep their shape. I don't have a drying line so I do my laundry in the evening before going to bed and hang my clothes everywhere there is a spot - over shower doors, kitchen chairs, back of sofa even... by morning they are pretty much dry and no one was inconvenienced by the drying clothing.
—Guest Ann

Indoor line drying

I use a dehumidifier, too. Much cheaper to run than a dryer and better for indoor environment.
—Guest SusieQ

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