On our third very windy weekend I’m thinking about drying laundry. Unfortunately it is not one of those sunny, windy days in which line drying is a breeze (excuse the pun). Nope if I tried to use my washing line today I fear that our clothes would be spread across the 6 neighbouring gardens. My washing pile is never ending, when washing is done it’s a job to get things dry and my house regularly looks like a pantomime dame wishy-washy laundry stage scene. This is the point my tumble dryer looks very temping.
Over the winter months I have been trying to limit my use of a tumble dryer by doing extra spins at the end of a wash, washing rack drying, only washing clothes when needed or so the washing load finishes when I know we will have the heating on anyway. If I do want something tumble dried I have also been drying on a clothes airier then placing a small amount of clothes in the tumble dryer once they are 95% dry. Here is an article about the carbon footprint of a load of washing.