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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
 
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I think it should be personal choice. I'd like to air dry outdoors but too much nature from flying things to plant, flower, wood dust. So I dry indoors. Then fluff up few minutes in the dryer and mostly fold while warm flattening out the creases so many items look like they've had some ironing. There are some things that do need an actual hot iron or steamer touch up now and then.
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Old Yesterday, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I heard a good discussion today about how some people don't use dryers because they are a waste of electricity.
Clothes dryers are not a requirement in any household. Don't wanna spend the money on electricity? Don't use the dryer.

Dumb idea.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I live in the middle of the city, in a condo, I dry my items inside.
Well I suppose that would be great if I did laundry everyday. I generally have more than 7 days worth of clothes for two people to wash. Where inside would I hang all that? What about people with 4 kids?
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 PM
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Rick Steves, on his travel show talks about using clothes that wash and dry easily. He hand washes the clothes in the sink and hang dries them overnight. Inside.

I don't buy the argument that people can't do this or don't have enough space in their house to hang them. Nope. That doesn't sound right.

You need to get your hearing checked.
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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People air dry clothes in Europe during winter. Practically no problem, but surely not everyone's in the US preference.
I know! And they don't have air conditioning (and all kinds of other stuff). I have a feeling they'd love to have both if practical for their home setup and utility budget.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Then fluff up few minutes in the dryer and mostly fold while warm flattening out the creases so many items look like they've had some ironing.
You can pre-order this
https://foldimate.com/
and eliminate folding
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I know! And they don't have air conditioning (and all kinds of other stuff). I have a feeling they'd love to have both if practical for their home setup and utility budget.
You think they don't have them because they are poor? lol
No, they'd love to have both. In most cases, it's a personal choice.
But I wouldn't expect it to be a personal choice in the US.
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Old Yesterday, 06:58 PM
 
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Hell no.


I hate drying clothes on the line. Dryers are much better, and the electricity use isn't that bad.
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Old Yesterday, 07:11 PM
 
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Good luck drying your stuff most months in the PNW!

When I lived in SoCal, I hung out a lot of the laundry, especially towels, they smelled so good!

I did have a clothes dryer in SoCal that used natural gas, not electric, like my current dryer does. Like all electric appliances, including the stove, I hate it. Gas is cheaper & more efficient, usually. Fortunately, kwh aren’t insanely expensive where I now live.

I remember seeing clothe-lines in parts of Europe, Italy in particular that were on a pulley between apartments buildings, but it was very hot there. Same with Asia & Latin America. Also, maybe people there are more honest. In the USA, someone would likely steal your underwear.

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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
 
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Why not ban microwaves and electric stoves and ranges, we could all cook outside and wash dishes by hand and candles for lighting, arenít these a waste of electricity ❓❓
Please, no - we donít know how to make candles anymore!
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