Why 88 degrees, 25% humidity and a 16mph NNW wind is better than any commercial clothes dryer.
It is days like today that I'm convinced I have one of best clothes dryers in the world. I've been using a line to hang-dry my clothes for about 10 years and I originally turned to the clothesline out of laziness, a desire to shrink my ecological footprint and to save some money on the electricity bill, as the Fort Collins Coloradoan documented in 2007. But in the summer months, the reason I prefer to use a clothesline is because it's simply the best clothes dryer out there.
Without stating the obvious, line-drying outside in the colder months can be problematic at times (see photo). Not only that, but not everyone has access to space where they can hang dry their clothes outside. So, if you have limited space or want to avoid the frozen laundry problem I had this spring, check out these cool ideas for clotheslines and drying racks.