Friday, July 25, 2008

Frugal Friday!

Clothes on the Line!

I am sure that many of you have probably written about this in the past but I just had to write about it myself. I must say that I LOVE to hang clothes on the line to dry!

My family often laughs at me but I think it is so exciting to see a whole line of clothes blowing in the breeze not to mention the wonderful smell after they come off the line.

The Lord greatly blessed me. About three years ago we moved to our present home and on the back of the house we had a sunroom with a large sliding window. The clothes line was not up but as I was walking along the property I found the clothes line lying on the ground in the back yard connected to a very large pole. Yes I never noticed the pole!

My husband looked around and lo and behold there was a place on the house by the large sliding glass window that used to have a reel for the clothes line!
I was so excited! We bought some new heavy duty rope and reels and quickly reinstalled the clothes line.

Now all I have to do is open the window and hang out the clothes!

As you can imagine we have a lot of laundry to do with eight children and two adults!
In the summer the clothes dry so quickly that I am able to do several loads a day and hang them out! One load can quickly fill the line!

The Line is nice and high so it does not interfere with the children playing out side either.

This has hopefully saved us a lot with the rising electricity costs. I feel that it is one small way to help my honey with saving money!

Now I just have to try making my own laundry detergent that Crystal mentioned and we will be doing great!

The only problem now that I have to remedy is having enough clothes pins. My children help me hang clothes and they all seem to disappear! They are not very good one I do not seem to be able to find really good clothes pins. Walmart does not really have a great selection! I will just have to work on this one!

1 comment:

5intow said...

I agree, there is something about a load of laundry waving in the breeze.

Gorgeous pics!