Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Laundry on the Line

Laundry on the LineOne of my favorite things about summer is being able to hang out my laundry. Besides saving oodles on our gas bill and keeping clothes white naturally it makes the sheets smell so good.

I find it completely therapeutic to go out to the line and hang clothes when the sun is shining and there's a light breeze. There will be clothes lines in heaven, I'm sure of it--though probably no stains.

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24 comments:

SusieJ said...

I love that smell. Very nice.

Chris said...

I love to hang the clothes out, just not undies!

lissa said...

It's strange how relaxing just hanging the laundry is.

Daisy said...

I used to hang our clothes and sheets out. Our family's allergies have put an end to that, unfortunately. Something about sleeping on sheets with pollen all over them...

Moving Mama said...

I wish I had a clothesline at the house we are out now - we used to...love laundry out on the line.

Janine @ Moving Mama

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

You're right about that! I'd have a clothesline in my backyard, but our homeowners association won't allow them. I CAN'T WAIT until we can move to a house with some land and NO HOA. There it is. My dream.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

That's one of my favorite things to do, too ~ good way to steal a few minutes of alone time :-)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

In response to fiddledeedee's comment ~ I think I might hang my clothes just to spite. I cannot stand HOA's that don't allow clotheslines. Junk cars on the front lawn, I can understand how that's a problem. But not something as lovely as a sheet blowing in the breeze.

tegdirb92 said...

I love line dried clothing...mmm...gets them nice and white too.

chelle said...

Nothing beats haning clothes out to dry!

kailani said...

I don't know why but we don't have a clothes line in our yard. Your photo reminds me of a detergent commercial!

So Lost said...

The smell is the best!

Leslie said...

I love hanging laundry out. There's no greater feeling than slipping into bed in fresh sheets from the laundry line.

Heffalump said...

I have the allergy problem. Some day I hope to not be allergic to nature anymore so I can enjoy things like hanging the laundry out on the line.

crissybug said...

I should hang my clothes more often...I mean they would dry in seconds in this heat!

Rebecca said...

What is it that makes white sheets hanging on an outdoor clothes line so relaxing? I mean, seriously.. it's laundry. There's nothing relaxing about laundry. And then you look at those white sheets blowing in the wind, and you're... relaxed.

Stephanie said...

It is so peaceful! Glad you finally have the weather for it! :)

l said...

I'm assuming the air in Alaska smells better than the air in the four states that I've lived in... I think clothes dried outside smell funny. That said, I do have a hyper-smelling nose. Maybe that's my problem.

laura said...

oops, that was me...

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

I really like hanging out our laundry but enjoy it so much better when it's not quite so hot. Loverly smell!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love that picture. I grew up in the country and my mom LOVED to hang clothes out on the line. Of course as a kid I did not appreciate it. ;)

Although I'm in the suburbs now I have a huge retro wooden drying rack (thanks to my mom) and I love to hang things on it. I love the sun drenched smell!

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

I agree. There's nothing like the smell of line-dried laundry!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I can definitely do without the stains in heaven :) !!

Daniel cruise said...

It look like a very interesting thing.