Hanging up your jeans to dry

United States
July 10, 2009 10:00am CST
As we all know hanging up your jeans can save you a lot of money on your electric bill as they take the longest to dry. After drying my jeans out on the line i only now have to put them in the dryer for 20 minutes or less till they aren't stiff anymore. Besides hanging up your jeans out on a line to dry do you put anything else out on the line to dry? We do this a lot in my family and most of my clothes get hung up to dry as i don't want them to shrink and not fit me anymore so i am very careful with not putting a ot in the dryer as i know i will have to iron them later anyways as they are pretty wrinkled now, but it doesn't bother me at all to iron. I would rather save on the electric bill then having to pay more money.
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6 responses
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
2 Sep 12
this is a new technique and i some times do ,when it rains outside by drying under a fan,even this might work.its unique and gets dried quite sooner
• United States
15 Jul 09
i tryed to do that but it feels gross so i don't do it no more.
@kristih (25)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I like to hang my jeans up to dry too. For me it is not so much if they will shrink but the static electricity that builds up. I recently read an article somewhere that stated the reason most clothes shrink in the dryer is not because of the dryer itself but because of the lack of moister. I'll admit that I am not good at remembering to do this but I try to get the clothes in the dryer as fast as I can after the washing machine.
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
10 Jul 09
We used to use a dryer for most everything, but I stopped using it because some things were shrinking and taking too long to dry. I hang everything on indoor racks on rainy days, and on nice days I hang the clothes outside. Our dryer used propane also, and using the dryer used up a tank of propane really fast - so we're saving money without the dryer.
@nancyrowina (3850)
10 Jul 09
My dryer has suddenly stopped working, well it works but doesn't stop and I have to switch it off when things are dry or it would catch fire so I don't use it any more. I prefer to hang jeans up to dry anyway as they crease up too much in the drier and get ruined. it is annoying when you want to wear them in a hurry and can't just put them through the drier though.
@ashia101 (203)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
I also do that since we don't have a dryer. But it's fine since it always sunny in our place and I was able to save money from the bill.