: How often do you hang your clothes on the line?

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  • Yes always

    47 43.93%
  • No never

    8 7.48%
  • Most often

    41 38.32%
  • Sometimes

    6 5.61%
  • Rarely

    5 4.67%
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thread: Who hangs their clothes on the line?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    5,235

    Who hangs their clothes on the line?

    (could someone possibly make a poll for me?)



    Just read a story in the Sunday paper, that hanging clothes on the line is making a comeback with higher electricity prices....got me thinking, I've always hung on the line, except if it's raining. Am I weird?

    So, if someone makes a poll to the Question: Do you hang your clothes on the line (weather permitting)
    Yes always
    No Never
    Most often
    Sometimes
    Rarely

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jan 2008
    Central Coast NSW
    2,160

    I use the line in summer but our backyard is too shady in winter/cold weather and it stays wet so the dryer is getting a workout! I only use it in offpeak or shoulder power times (we have a smart meter) to keep costs down.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Apr 2008
    Melbourne
    6,745

    Outside on the line if fine, inside on the clothes horse if not. The only things that go on the dryer are towels and our sheets.

  4. #4
    Platinum Subscriber

    Apr 2010
    coastside, Vic
    2,172

    I don't even have a dryer!
    Outside on the line or clotheshorse in front of the heater

  5. #5
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    Sep 2008
    Bunbury, Western Australia
    3,963

    Outside on the line if fine, inside on the clothes horse if not. The only things that go on the dryer are towels and our sheets.
    Same here. I actually have a camping "hills hoist" that sits under our patio. Best $50 I ever spent!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Mar 2009
    2,269

    Never had a dryer so it is always the line for me! Either inside or out, weather depending.

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Gold Coast
    1,153

    On the line unless its raining, I like the sanitising effect of sunlight.
    If its raining, it gets 12 hrs on the clothes horse and then finished in the dryer.
    My stuff pretty much gets 12 hrs, and then if its not done, it gets the dryer. I cant stand the smell otherwise

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Sunny Qld
    14,682

    I have 3 clothes airers at the moment that I use as it's too hard to get outside with all the kids, plus it is the rainy season down here! I drag them out on a good day so they get the sun and finish them off in the dryer.

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    5,235

    I either use the line, or in winter near the wood fire over night - if I know it's going to be really cold in the morning and don't feel like frozen fingers before work. I've recently inherited a dryer, up until now (8 years) never had one so only use it very occasionally.

  10. #10
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    always outside when the weather is warmer.
    inside on clotheshorse during cooler months, i have a large bathroom so with the heating on and door closed the dry really quickly
    the only things to go in dryer are towels.
    Nai i dry my sheets/doona covers over open doors!! very effective

  11. #11
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    Sep 2008
    bunbury WA
    2,114

    we have a fire so if I keep on top of the washing it all goes on the clothes airer to dry if I have bulk washing I use the dryer too.

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    Hork-Bajir Valley
    5,722

    always, except since moving into our current house, the line is right down the back and in the pool fence. so i have only hung my sheets on it. I use air dryers in that are always up in my family room and drive me INSANE!! but its only pure laziness so i dont have to walk right down the back and open a gate to get to the clothes line.. and poor poverty that has stopped me buying a new one and putting it in a better spot. I've never owned a dryer, even when i lived in Canberra i would be hanging washing out and it would freeze on the line.

  13. #13
    Registered User

    May 2009
    SEQLD
    2,308

    Hang on the line weather permitting, have a little mini clothes line thingy that we put up outside on the patio or in the lounge room depending on how windy it is.

    Dyer only if we really really need it. Would rather the washing piled up for a week than use it!

  14. #14
    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere
    9,362

    Always on the line. I have an undercover one outside as well. Rain is as rare as hens teeth here, but the sun bleaches everything!! And it's far too hot in summer to be out hanging stuff on the line.
    I did used to use my dryer occasionally, but it pooed itself a few months back and we've still been OK.

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Apr 2007
    Gold Coast
    795

    I mainly use the clothes lines- we have 2- one is under our back verandah (gets partial sun but a good breeze- but also gets we when rains). The other under the house- which i use if i know things aren't going to dry outside that day. I wish i had a hills hoist out in the sun again- but we ran out of room in our back yard when we put the pool in a few years ago.

    I only use the dryer for 15mins to soften the mcn's or in need of particular clothing that won't be dried in time (eg work clothes). Even on rain days i can get away with putting stuff under the house and only use the dryer if i need to finish them off.

  16. #16
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2010
    North West Victoria, Australia
    3,003

    Got a big clotheshorse, use that all the time. I just drag it outside onto the deck, it gets the sun nearly all day.
    If its not dry, it sits in hallway (our hallway is sooo wide. Never seen a hallway as wide as ours!) during the day and in the loungeroom in front of the fire at night.

    I can't be bothered standing outside at the line.

  17. #17
    Registered User

    Dec 2005
    In Bankworld with Barbara
    14,222

    Always on the line, but because of the sheer number of socks and jocks that a family of 6 go through, I use the dryer for those. If anything gets wet on the line or it doesn't quite dry, I will put it through the dryer or on the clothes horse.

  18. #18
    Registered User

    Dec 2007
    1,794

    I use the clothes line..

    But I only hang clothes out once.. If they get brought in, but still damp/wet, they go in the dryer.. I refuse to chase washing.

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