Assuming your home owners' organization approves, the Center for a Livable Future suggests hanging clothes on a line to dry instead of using a dryer. Hang them in your basement when the weather doesn't allow you to dry them outdoors. You'll avoid the natural gas or electric use involved in using the machine dryer. Your clothes will last longer (the lint you pull out of that lint trap in the dryer is a sign of your clothes being slowly eaten away by the extreme heat of the dryer).
MONICA LOPOSSAY, Baltimore Sun
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