Monday, June 4, 2012
Since there are five of us, laundry is a constant ongoing thing. We have a washer and dryer that are separate units, almost ten years old. They work beautifully. We wash clothes in cold water, use liquid soap (usually an off brand such as Sun, or Extra), and use the 14 minute cycle. For drying clothes, since we have a town house, we are not allowed to have a clothes line, but I do improvise. I hang clothing over our 12 by 12 deck, using the sun to dry on most days. We do this all year long (in the colder months when the weather cooperates), and I have a 5 foot drying rack in my hallway on the first floor, next to the washing machine and dryer with clothes pins to hang clothes. We try to do two loads a day to keep the laundry to a minimum.