Ahhhh...the joys of drying clothes on the clothesline! In my humble opinion, there isn't a better way to dry the laundry. It's free, which is always a good thing! Especially during the summer months when the air conditioner runs non-stop! Our electric bill is high as it is! I do everything I can to keep it manageable and line drying really helps! Not to mention, if I run the dryer and the a/c at the same time, in the heat of summer, the breakers will trip and I spend more time running to and from the breaker box than actually doing laundry! That's what happens when you live in an old house.
So anyway, back to the joys of clotheslines! Hanging the laundry on the line is good exercise! Lifting, bending, and in my case, stretching to reach the line! I'm short, people! The struggle is real!
Using the clothesline keeps me grounded! It takes me back to my roots, if only for a short time. Brings up so many memories! Mostly good ones but there are a few memories that I am not fond of...like the time a huge snake slithered between my Mama's feet, as she was hanging clothes! Mama was calm, cool, and collected...
...I freaked out and that is probably the reason why I will kill a snake in a heartbeat! Don't care who or what he thinks he is...good or bad...gotta die! A horrible death it is, too! Snakes under the clothesline is why you will never see the grass very high around it! Me, let a snake live!!!???
Nope! Ain't happenin' y'all! Do you hear me??? AIN'T HAPPENIN'!
(please don't send me hate mail or tell me all the wonderful benefits of snakes because you will never change my mind and I just don't care...really, I don't!)
Anyhow, the joys of the clothesline are many but I will admit there are a few negatives to using the line to dry our laundry...actually, there is only one negative for me...