Clothesline drying

Recently, I started hanging our clothes outside to dry. I'm not sure why I waited so long, given the weather in NY has begun its shift into autumn. I just love the smell, it saves money, and the environment.

What I want to know is: How much money does it really save? I found an article to help figure out that calculation: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-much-do-you-really-save-by-air-drying-your-clothes/. Keep in mind, your energy usage may differ based on the number of loads you do per week, and if your dryer is gas or electric.

While it clearly doesn't save a ton of cash (maybe ~$12/month), every little bit helps. It's helping the environment by not using fossil fuels such as natural gas (what we have) and showing my kids just one more way to lead a simple, green life.

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