National Hanging Out Day
I admit, I love my dryer. Though some would assume that since I run a clothespin business I wash all my clothes by hand and hang dry them all… well, that is not the case. I wash all my clothes in my washer (thankful for it every time) and when it isn’t pouring down rain I hang all of my bigger, heavier items (such as towels, blankets, and jeans) on the line.
When we started selling clothespins I ran into National Hanging Out Day. It is a day to encourage people to conserve energy by using the natural dryer… sunshine! (Though drying your clothes inside on a line works well too.)
Some interesting facts about dryers and energy consumption:
- Dryers are one of the largest energy users in our homes and represent 2 percent of our nation’s entire electricity consumption.
- Today’s typical electric clothes dryer sometimes consumes as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer, and dishwasher combined.
- A typical household pays over $100 in annual utility bills to operate an electric dryer and $40 for a gas dryer. Homes with electric dryers pay at least $1,500 over the dryer’s lifetime for the electricity to power the machine.
I know I will be taking the time to dry more outside this year. With wonderful clothespins and the joy of knowing I will be saving money, the job will be very enjoyable.
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