Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

Almost a month ago I posted a WFMW about doing laundry. At the time I had just started doing it and I wasn't sure what kind of pay off with our electric bill I would have. This is a follow up because I still LOVE hanging out clothes. I now know what kind of pay off it is having and let me just say that as long as I have room to do it I will never go back! On our bill it shows you this month, last month and a year ago. On this months bill it looks a little like this:

This month: $70
Last month: $90
a year ago: $100

I don't know about ya'll but my electric bill has never been $70. Now mind you we aren't using the a/c yet because we open the windows and let the pretty spring air in during the day. We do turn the heat on low at night cause I don't want my baby to get cold. & We are not really using our dishwasher either but the a/c and dishwasher have been out of use for a few months now. So that means that $20 of savings came from just turning off our dryer!

The things I love about hanging clothes out!
  • obviously I love the savings. I can't wait to see the difference this summer!
  • I love being outside and so does Anna.
  • I love being more active. Being on a mission to lose weight any extra movement is good.
  • Hanging the clothes up outside also helps me to stay on top of my laundry. I know that I need to do a load a day or at least every other day or I will be behind.
  • I love listening to the birds sing and Anna laugh while I am doing it.
  • I LOVE that it is helping me teach Anna. The line you see down below is Anna's line. After I hang all the big clothes up we go to her line and we hang them up together. She loves it and can almost do it by herself now. I still put it on the line and let her get it from me and then she clips it by herself. She feels so proud after she finishes!

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  1. That is very encouraging! I have not had a clothesline in a long time. I just purchased the rope and pins though and plan on putting one up soon!

  2. What a savings! I might have to have the fiance hang a clothes line for me this year. I'd love to save money on electric as well. It would bring even more savings in the summer if the air conditioner is running - you wouldn't have the heat from the dryer heating up your house.

  3. Great idea, I will be doing this once the weather warms up!!

  4. I do the same.
    I only use the dryer to fluff up pillows and unwrinkle some things.

    The dryer is far too expensive!!

    You can find my tip at:

    Laane on the World

    Have a great week and an amazing spring!!!


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