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Subject: Wash Drying Tip
Date Posted: 1/2/2009 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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You probably all already know this, but I knocked $40 off my electric bill by hanging some of my wash in the basement instead of always using the dryer!! It takes about 24 hours to dry, but if you don't need the wash dry right away its a great money saver! I'm excited about it. Try it!

Date Posted: 1/2/2009 8:24 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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In the winter it also helps humidify the air.  I hang my laundry over a heater vent in the den.  Less wear & tear on the clothes, also, so you don't have to replace them as often.

Date Posted: 1/3/2009 11:51 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2008
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I will take a shirt or 2 and put them on a hanger to dry from a load of laundry and will take things like socks and underwear out while still damp. In the summer I use my clothes line a lot. I will hang towels out till they are almost dry and then bring them in and put them in  the dryer for about 5 minutes so my kids do not complain about them feeling scratchy.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2007
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Unhook the vent hose from the dryer and put an old pair of stockings over the hose to catch extra lint.  Then let the moist, warm air come into the house.  If youre like me I have a VERY dry house in the winter (wood stove) and run a humidifier all the time.  With this, Im not heating the outside and running my humidifier far less.