Household Items

Nobody had a gas or electric clothes dryer
Backyard clothes drying racks

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Posted by GlenEllyn at 11:50 pm (PST) on Sun November 4, 2018   
And now I have a version of this.  I use it as often as I can.  Better for the environment and saves on the electric bill.  
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:26 am (PDT) on Sun October 22, 2017   
We'd go up to the roof of our six-storey NYC apartment building where the clotheslines were to hang our freshly laundered clothes. But you had to bring your own (wooden!) clothes pins.
Posted by CJ at 7:14 am (PDT) on Thu October 22, 2015   
Like GlenEllyn said, "clean sheets fresh off the line." I liked the smell, but of course we didn't have the pollution we have today.
Posted by Kathy Townsend at 9:48 pm (PDT) on Fri August 1, 2014   
Mom never had a dryer until 1980! My job routinely as a kid was to hang the clothes on the line, even in the cold dead of winter! (Yeah, I know all about the stiff towels lol) She had a wringer washer too.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 11:12 pm (PDT) on Thu August 9, 2012   
My mom used her clothesline regularly even though she had a dryer - well, except in the middle of winter, although she tried it a couple of times. I remember the towels came off the line stiff as a board! We kids thought it was a hoot! I'd like to put in a clothesline - there's nothing better than sleeping on clean sheets fresh off the line.
Posted by paktype at 1:56 pm (PDT) on Tue March 13, 2012   
My next door neighbor had one of these. It always got in the way whenever my brother and I wanted to have a catch in our backyard.
Posted by packratjohn at 9:03 pm (PST) on Mon December 5, 2011   
Though we have a dryer, we still use our outdoor solar/wind powered dryer as often as possible.
Posted by Scott T at 12:40 pm (PDT) on Wed July 6, 2011   
I have one now and use it regularly, weather permitting, and have seen different configurations on the same idea, some for indoor drying. I try not to use the electric/ gas dryer as much as possible for ecological and economical reasons
Posted by skizix at 8:27 pm (PST) on Fri January 21, 2011   
My mom still has one of these in her back yard.
Posted by Katbear at 9:39 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
The lady who used to live next door had one of those. It was fascinating...

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