Monday, January 19, 2015
Low Tech Drying
Maybe it's because we never had a dryer at home. For me hanging up the clothes to dry is restful - even when it's inside.
The clothespin and a line is such a simple design. And with the low winter humidity inside Anchorage homes, the clothes dry quickly. I like to think that it helps the humidity, but I'm sure only negligibly.
The simple dollar website cites about 3.3 kilowatt hours per load. And Municipal Light and Power says 1 kw hour costs me 5.6 ₵. So I'm not doing it for the money since it only saves about 17₵ per load, and reduces my carbon footprint slightly. But if one million other folks did the same it would have an impact.
Mindless tasks you can do without thinking let the brain relax and wander, and they're a good break from more concentrated brain work.
I don't want to give the impression I always use the clothesline. But I feel better when I do.