It was been a very wet week in Sydney since last Monday until midday on Saturday. Finally, the sun came out and the sky was a beautiful shade of blue. After a week of low lying grey clouds with rain, heavy at times, the sun was a welcome sight to all. As soon as I was sure the sun was here to stay, I quickly started a load of washing. It had been a week of nil laundry. I could have done a wash during the week but I really dislike using the dryer for the clothes.
Today, I did four loads of laundry. It was a lovely view of my garden when I saw the towels, bedsheets and clothes hanging on the Hills Hoist and turning around with the wind. Bliss! I don't know about you, but I am weird in that I love the smell of freshly laundered and sun-dried clothes. It has that sense of cleanliness that brings such satisfaction to me...the simple things in life.
On top of being friendlier to the environment, using the sun and wind to dry the laundry also means savings to the hip pocket. The dryer is a household appliance that sucks up a lot of energy, and in these days of high power bills, it is a blessing not to use the dryer. Besides, I find the dryer can damage some clothes, especially the more items made from fragile materials.
What about you, dear readers? Do you prefer the sun or the dryer for your clothes?