Don’t dry your laundry in the machine; hang-dry on a rack at home! This method not only helps to use less electricity, but will also preserve the quality of your clothes. The machine wears out and destroys the fabric, while hanging on a rack in a room temperature keeps them soft and natural. If you hang on a rack on your balcony or your backyard, they will smell fresh too. Try hanging your clothes outside during winter. You will love the effect. Your clothes will smell the freshness of snow, and believe me it feels nice wearing something like that.
To prolong the life of your clothes and save tons of money on your energy bill, you should buy a rack and hang your clothes in the living room. You can buy it at Canadian tire or any home stores in the laundry section. It doesn’t cost that much, and besides you will save so much on electricity that it will pay itself off shortly. It is one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
The average dryer takes about 3.3 kilowatts per hour of energy and estimates approximately 11 cents per kilowatt of energy. A small load of clothes takes about 45 minutes to dry, so the cost would be 0.36$. There are a few other factors. When you hang dry, you don’t use softener sheets and additional chemical laundry fresheners, which cost a lot of money.