Friday, December 12, 2008

Washing Whites

I read last week on a cloth diapering discussion board, how drying your diapers in the sun helps bleach the stains, and leaves them smelling fresh. I've been doing it. I think it is true! I started hanging my other whites, too. I believe the stains are coming out & they smell sunny. Scott believes that might just be in my head. But, he does believe that hanging the laundry will help me fit in with the other locals. If nothing else, it will cut down on the energy bill.
When I finish my Christmas gift projects, I will be making myself a little bag for my clothes pins. I currently have a very ghetto looking plastic sack hanging from my line!

9 comments:

Hummingbirder said...

It's true. I used to do that. They looked horrible when I hung them out and by the end of the day, they were white and nice again. Amazing!

Stef said...

well, you're not usually crazy or dillousional, so I'll take your word for it. :)

My Mom used to hang our clothes out during the summer, to save on energy and I never liked how stiff my stuff was, however, the colors stayed twice as long and stuff rarely would shrink.

Erin said...

I think if I take the clothes down, before they are overly dry, they are not stiff. But, if I wait too long, they get hard & stiff. Then I do pop them in the dryer for a few minutes of fluffing!

Trish said...

I love to see clothes out drying in the sun! When we lived in Livermore and had a clothes line in our backyard, I used to hang mine as well. I agree Erin, I think they smell sunny too. :)

big hair betty said...

It is totally true that they get whiter! I just wish I had a yard to hang my stuff out in. Sometimes, only sometimes, I'll hang some clothes out on my drying rack, kind of in the front of the house (the only place we get real sun), but it does look pretty ghetto!

Lis said...

I've had to stop my clothes line hanging for the season, they freeze and really get stiff.

But the smell...I miss the smell...

Trish said...

I love to see clothes out drying in the sun! When we lived in Livermore and had a clothes line in our backyard, I used to hang mine as well. I agree Erin, I think they smell sunny too. :)

big hair betty said...

It is totally true that they get whiter! I just wish I had a yard to hang my stuff out in. Sometimes, only sometimes, I'll hang some clothes out on my drying rack, kind of in the front of the house (the only place we get real sun), but it does look pretty ghetto!

Lis said...

I've had to stop my clothes line hanging for the season, they freeze and really get stiff.

But the smell...I miss the smell...