Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Looking for thrifty ways to get the washing dry.

As we gradually enter into Autumn I'm once again presented with the age old dilemma of how to get the washing dry. Today three bath towels have hung on the line all day and are only fractionally less wet than when they went out there. 

So what to do?

In a bid to reduce the electricity bill I'm trying to avoid using the tumble drier which is a bit old and inefficient anyway.

Haven't resorted to putting the heating on yet so can't dry them off on the radiators.

The Frugal Queen suggests  "Hang your clothes outside to dry, on on a clothes rack indoors. Clothes will take around 24 hours to dry." Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be happening though I guess I do need to give them another 12 hours or so, let's hope it stays dry.

I remember once reading a frugal tip about towels and that was not to use them but to dry yourself with a face flannel instead. I imagine that would save loads on the washing / drying but somehow I'm just not ready for that yet and it would certainly be a step too far for the rest of the family.

So any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Thrifty or Frugal

Lately I've been reading quite a lot of blogs with the word "frugal" in the name which led me to ask thrifty or frugal?

Thrifty definition:

"using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully"

Frugal definition:

"sparing or economical as regards money or food"

So the same thing really, now all I need to do is figure how to BE thrifty or frugal!

Definitions from Oxford Dictionaries