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spiffy: use a clothesline and/or a clothes drying rack

 
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a blog post

How to REALLY Save on Your Summer Utility Bills

It has a list of things, with the top of the list being to use a clothesline.

http://www.makeitmissoula.com/2011/06/save-money-on-summer-utility-bills/
 
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Mini money challenge: Assessing your clothes drying habits - NWEdible.com



Your clothes dryer sucks your money away. After your basic HVAC, fridge and freezer it is the biggest and most expensive energy hogging appliance in your house." -- Erica Strauss at NW Edible, author of The Hands On Home
 
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My new 1000% Annual Return on Investment Clothes Dryer - Mr Money Mustache



There’s something about a device that sucks warm air from inside your house, pumps 5,000 additional watts of coal-generated electric heat* into it, and then shoots it outside into the cold winter air along with lots of nice humidity from your freshly-washed clothes, that just doesn’t agree with my efficiency-oriented engineer’s brain." -- Mr Money Mustache
 
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Something any reasonably handy person could make.
http://www.usethings.com.au/product/drying-rack/
 
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You can even do it in the dead of winter:

http://104homestead.com/line-dry-clothes-winter/
 
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