Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! This is the cry heard so often during the panto season. The great debate is what should we do to reduce the Carbon Footprint. Some say plant a tree others say share a car. “A journey shared is a fuel cost halved.” Phrases like that try to dominate our thinking and spur us into action.
We feel guilty about putting our foot down to overtake another vehicle. We put on another jersey and turn down the heating.
The laundry cycle is one of the heaviest users of fossil fuels in our home. There are several ways to reduce the impact of it. Help is at hand!
The humble clothes airer has reached centre stage. It will fully replace your tumble dryer as part of a natural drying system. It is an easy way to hide all the laundry from visitors. It’s ideal for training the family to use as a central drying point in the home. Scrambling to look for laundry items is over. There are only a few options, it’s in the washing machine, it’s on the airier or in the basket awaiting ironing. The clothes airer now has a central role to play in the home.
Central heating is used to heat the home and dry the laundry. Just like car sharing, the electricity bill is also shared.
In our case we use as much unused space as possible. We place a clothes drying rack at head height and one at waist height below it. The higher rack for shirts and trousers, sheets etc the lower one for everyday items. The higher the items are placed the quicker they dry with rising warm air.
Clothes airers have been around for decades. The old pulley airer and clothes horse jammed up the kitchen. Now we have choices including wall, floor mounted and washing lines.
Clothes airers have changed our thinking with natural products a central part of our home and our way of living.