Sunday, August 19, 2007

Using the Sun's Energy to Dry Clothes on A Wooden Rack

I put a thick, just washed and very wet bathroom rug on my dusty, unused for a long time, wooden dryer rack and put it on the back deck, in the Southern, three digit air. It dried quickly and looked whiter than usual, even when bleached.

That rug would normally take at least 30-40 minutes to machine dry and a lot of times I just drape it over any surface I can find so I don't have to put it in the dryer with other items or by its self.

The sun dryed it as well as the dryer plus I've read that the sun's rays will kill bacteria which is a good thing. I don't like ickies.


Anonymous said...

I love drying clothes in the sun. I remember you using your drying rack before...of course, that might have been 15 years ago, but still :-)

elle said...

Yes it was! :) In the winter I would put the dryer rack over the heater vent. I do remember drying cloth diapers on the line in the wintertime and they froze!

Anonymous said...

My friend Jody's mother used to live in Colorado and the clothes would freeze dry on the line in 20 minutes in winter! LOL! I don't know what I am going to do about drying clothes this winter . I am thinking about putting a drying rack in front of our fireplace for them to dry...then, of course, we'd go to church and other places with our clothes smelling like smoke!