My favorite way to dry my cloth diapers is definitely hanging them outside in the sun. It’s the best of both worlds, the sun bleaches stains out, kills residual bacteria, and I save on electricity. Not to mention I love looking outside at a colorful line full of fluff – is there anything better?
Right now my family is living in a rental home while waiting for our old home out of state to sell. The yard is quite steep and there really isn’t a good place for me to easily set up my laundry line. With two little boys running around I don’t like the idea of having to leave them alone in the house while I hike up and down the basement stairs to reach the backyard and a laundry line.
Not long after we moved in I began wracking my brain for solution to the problem. I looked out the back door while sitting down for breakfast one morning and wondered if there was a way to rig up my umbrella style laundry line onto the small deck just off the breakfast nook. That very afternoon I pulled my laundry line out of the garage and hauled it out on the deck. Using some Velcro straps, I attached the pole to the wood railings on the deck and TA-DA, problem solved!
Of course, I should mention that there are woods behind the house and we don’t have any next door neighbors so no one will see my little rigged up laundry line…I wouldn’t dare try this if someone else could see it. I don’t want to be one of “those people” that people secretly talk about when you’re not around.
Now if I could only get the temperature to warm up and the sun to come out of hiding from behind the clouds so much. But alas, this is still better than those cold, snowy winters I left behind back in Wisconsin!
By Katrina W.