When summer comes, I always hang my clothes outside to dry. I just can't run the dryer when there is free heat outside! Clothes dryers are one of the biggest electric-sucking devices in a home and consequently can cost lots of $$ to run. Besides, there is something romantic about clothes on a line. I hear that there are parts of the country that ban clothesline drying because it "looks bad". This makes me sad. Everyone should have the right to dry!
Also, if you have black clothes you might want to dry those items on a rack in a protected area outside where the sun won't beat down on them directly---those UV rays will fade the black. Colors can be dried inside-out for more protection. If you are drying whites, like I am in the above pictures, you will find that the sun will help bleach them out.
Here are some other laundry-themed items I found on Etsy and elsewhere:
|lovely laundry sign from thebackporchshoppe|
|vintage collapsible wire laundry hamper from bisforbella|
|sweet child's hamper from ShabbyNChic|
|lovely linen laundry bag from therobinandsparrow|
|clothespins from prWhimsy|
|handmade laundry detergent from bksoapco|
|old-fashioned (but new) crank clothesline from victoriantradingcompany|
And finally, check out this article from the Spokesman-Review which gives some good advice on how best to dry your laundry outside.