I decided to start when we moved to Las Vegas since the air was so dry there. I consulted my dear friend Dwija at House Unseen because I knew she had been doing it for a while. She was a wealth of information and so, I did it, I ordered the Minky Tower Drying Rack from Amazon.
Now, I don't want you to get the wrong impression about me........I'm not granola, I'm not even rolled oats, I'm more like Frosted Flakes! I mean, I don't wish bad things on the environment or anything but I am definitely not an environmentalist. I did not start air drying my clothes to "Save the Earth". Can you guess why I did it? Wait for it, wait for it, I know one of you can guess...........that's right!
TO SAVE MONEY!
I immediately noticed a savings of about $24 a month in my utility bills and that was before we turned the A/C on for the season. I can only imagine how much money I saved by not heating my house with the dryer then cooling it with the A/C over the summer. Air drying my laundry has now become a part of my normal routine and to be honest, if my dryer blew up tomorrow, I wouldn't miss it. I could live without it! I have to admit, I still dry my towels and sometimes my sheets but only because I have a stockpile of dryer sheets!
Thanks Dwija for giving me the knowledge and the encouragement to make this little change that has saved me a bundle! If you want to learn more about air drying your laundry, check out my article on HubPages.com!