Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the washline is dripping

Here on the wet coast of Canada. . . .we often have no choice but to dry our clothing indoors. Our bungalow. . .could of course have lines strung across the kitchen like my mom used to do when I was little. . .but I'm not quite there yet. . .(though I have great admiration for those who do)

I decided to try these (wondering why there is no pointing up arrow on my key board). They eliminate the use of dryer sheets or fabric softener. I like them. I have four of them rumbling around in my dryer. . .perhaps I should have six. For my cottons, they are perfect, no static at all. For my delicates. . . (imagine here a picture of delicates clinging to my hair. . .for use of entertaining the grands).

Have a wonderful day my friends, we're off to purchase a few Christmas lights. . .(I think). We debated this one back and forth. In the end, we have decided to string a few lights on the bushes and the back porch. From the road, it will be dullsville. . . but our friends will be welcomed at the back door. . . we live in the country.


19 comments:

  1. I just saw those at the grocery store -- I thought they were to use in place of sneakers when drying something like a duvet! :)

    Ha ha. I think you are the only person other than my mother that I have heard the word "dullsville" out of!

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  2. Those dryer balls are interesting. Do you know how long they last? Have fun today!!

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  3. i've seen them, but never thought they would really work.
    but if you say they do then they must.......are they the better ones or dollar store ones?

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  4. This fall I purchased a great, folding clothes horse for indoor drying - from IKEA. When not in use it folds up and is stored in the garage. The drier is used regularly, but jeans and the like are hung on the clothes horse to dry these days - and it doesn't take long at all because of the infloor heating which seems to give off a nice, steady warmth to dry things quickly.

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  5. I have to laugh...my brother, who lives just south of you in Bellingham, calls the area "The Great NorthWet (no typo there)."

    I've wondered about those dryer balls, especially since we can't dry anything outdoors here in the apartment complex. Because of the humidity, I run a dehumidifier and set up a clothes drying rack next to it...things dry really, really quickly!

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  6. Dryer balls and Christmas lights! smile....Have a fun day! I have not seen those balls... so you never have to replace them?

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  7. I have those as well and find that they're not quite what I had hoped for. Perhaps I just need more!

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  8. Oops...forgot to say that one of my favorite farmhouse kitchens has a clothing rack that is pulled down from the ceiling above the woodstove where laundry was hung in bad weather. I love that thing!

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  9. I love going to my friend's back doors...it's how it should be. Enjoy the lights!

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  10. Our family has allergies to the fabric softeners and dryer sheets so we don't use anything. Maybe those balls would work for us.

    Listen to this Lovella: According to the forecast, Southern California is going to get RAIN tonight! Ummm, what's RAIN?

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  11. Our family has allergies to the fabric softeners and dryer sheets so we don't use anything. Maybe those balls would work for us.

    Listen to this Lovella: According to the forecast, Southern California is going to get RAIN tonight! Ummm, what's RAIN?

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  12. Dryer balls are news to me! But there won't be much drying happenig outdoors for the next while...so we need to be innovative inside.

    Our lights are ready and waiting...still in boxes in a dark corner!

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  13. Our friends are 'back door friends' as well. I guess it's some unspoken rule of country living!

    Enjoy the Christmas lights. The grand's really NEED them!!!! Enjoy!

    Love
    LaTeaDah

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  14. I've seen those but didn't know if they really worked or not. I'll give them a try - we already bought the mascara you suggested. Perhaps you should go into business :)

    No one uses our front door. It's even hard to open :)

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  15. I don't seem to have time to think about new things right now.
    We decided to eliminate the lights on our long fence this year....
    That should save me tons of work.
    Have a great day.

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  16. I love my dryer balls - and, they do work! The only thing I've heard is to look for the ones that are not made of PVC.

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  17. So those dryer balls work..was wondering if they would. Have been tempted to buy them.

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  18. Those little dryer balls look really neat. I wonder if I could find some of those? I once used a similar method as a replacement for laundry detergent and it worked quite well. Very economical and eco-friendly.

    :) LaTeaDah

    PS: Second comment on same post; oh well. ;)

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  19. Dear Lovella thanks for the recommendation of the dryer balls. For a quick fix, when needing dryer sheets or no fabric softener on hand. Try rolling up a ball of aluminum foil and tossing it in the dryer. It really takes out the static cling.

    Kind regards.

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Thank you!