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Old Yesterday, 08:25 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.
We live in a 2BR 1 bath house. There's no place inside to hang sheets to dry. We also wash once a week, and that's too many clothes to hang up inside. I'll keep my gas dryer, thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 PM
 
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Well, I suppose it's a good thing some of you weren't around in the days before automatic dryers were invented. You would never have survived.
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 PM
 
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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.

It doesn't really matter what you "buy" and it "doesn't sound right" that you get to decide what's in someone else's best interest by banning or regulating this or that.


Liberalism is a mental disorder.
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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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.
Rick Steves is talking about living out of a carry-on bag. Washing a single change of clothes and maybe an extra pair of underwear and socks, not a week's worth of laundry for a family of four.
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 PM
 
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If we banned washers too we could really save electric.
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM
 
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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. They say that hanging their clothes dries almost as fast sometimes.

This made sense. I usually will take out shirts and pants before they are done drying to eliminate wrinkles. But the smaller items don't even require that much care. I will literally have to keep setting a dryer for extended periods just to finish drying some socks. But isn't this kind of a waste of electricity? Especially if they can get dry just as fast by hanging?

What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?

Yeah that might work when itís 90* out. So how about when itís raining cold or snowing. This banning home dryers makes about as much sense as banning cow farts
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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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. They say that hanging their clothes dries almost as fast sometimes.

This made sense. I usually will take out shirts and pants before they are done drying to eliminate wrinkles. But the smaller items don't even require that much care. I will literally have to keep setting a dryer for extended periods just to finish drying some socks. But isn't this kind of a waste of electricity? Especially if they can get dry just as fast by hanging?

What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?
Well donít use your dryer then. I will gladly use your electricity that you decided not to use to dry my familyís laundry. Itís a win win for both of us.
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM
 
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Only in Cali!!!
Because everything else is...

In Arizona air drying makes sense
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 PM
 
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Well, I suppose it's a good thing some of you weren't around in the days before automatic dryers were invented. You would never have survived.
Well, there's a leap of "logic."
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Sure, you can get your clothes dry naturally even through a cold winter.
Just remember that you'll need more time for the clothes to dry, so hang as early in the day as you can and leave until late. If there's a breeze, you're in luck; agitation speeds up the process. Avoid hanging on damp, grey days when the moisturize that needs to evaporate from the clothing has nowhere to go.
So, check the weather - if it's sunny and breezy, you can air dry your clothes even in cold winter.
You forgot about the part where the wet clothes freeze before they dry. Or the difficulty with clothespins while wearing mittens or ski gloves.
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