Benefits of drying your washing outside: 8 great reasons
5th June 2020
Drying your washing outside offers a number of benefits. From hygiene to energy saving, there are lots of advantages, which is why I’ve embraced it lately. Even if you don’t have a huge outdoor space, there are still some good solutions to make it work for you. A retractable line is a good option, in we’ve just fitted one on our patio. Ours is from Rope Source; a one stop shop for all manner of ropes, twines and beyond. Retractable lines can easily be put away when you need the space for something else.
8 benefits of drying your washing outside
Better hygiene – UV helps to bleach and disinfect laundry, getting rid of any bacteria the washing machine hasn’t killed.
Save money – tumble dryers are expensive to run. A new clotheslines and pegs costs under a tenner and won’t cost anything during the drying process.
Reduce energy consumption – not using a dryer or your heating saves gas or electricity.
Fresher smell – you do not need to use chemical scents to get that extra fresh smell when you dry outside.
Longer lasting clothes – tumble drying is really bad for clothes. It causes strain, and can ruin some fabrics.
Exercise – hanging up the washing actually burns calories, hurray!
Reduced humidity – drying washing inside creates excess moisture and humidity. This can contribute to snuffly noses and make allergies worse for sufferers (such as dust allergies).