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Do you hang the washing out on a cold day?

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hiddenhome Tue 05-Feb-13 10:44:20

It's sunny, it's windy, what more could a girl want? grin

It's not gonna dry is it?

<shivers with cold>

PostBellumBugsy Tue 05-Feb-13 10:49:39

It won't get bone dry, but on a day like today where you've got some sunshine & a brisk wind, you'll certainly get the heavy wet out of it.

LoonyRationalist Tue 05-Feb-13 10:58:12

No, it's just not worth the effort. Nothing more demoralising to me than having to hang washing to dry twice.
However I don't have a tumble dryer, if the other option was to tumble then I probably would yes as it wouldn't need to be rehung.
November to March I hang all my washing to dry in the spare room (with a humidifier). Rest of the year I try to wash only on dry days.

lljkk Tue 05-Feb-13 10:58:36

I would.

PigletJohn Tue 05-Feb-13 11:00:51

sunny and windy? yes it will.

rubyrubyruby Tue 05-Feb-13 11:01:26

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specialsubject Tue 05-Feb-13 11:02:09

yes, it will dry if it doesn't rain or snow. (Obviously!) Put a coat on and go outside.

even if it isn't bone dry, a few litres less of water will be released into your house. That's good.

I presume that LoonyRationalist means DEhumidifier!

herewegoloubylou Tue 05-Feb-13 11:02:10

And mine.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Tue 05-Feb-13 11:03:19

Mine dried outside in under an hour yesterday. I was shocked as I didn't expect it to dry at all

3birthdaybunnies Tue 05-Feb-13 11:05:28

Had same thought this am, except the sun doesn't rise above our house in winter, so decided against it. You could put it out on clothes horses so you don't need to re-hang it.

squaredog Tue 05-Feb-13 11:09:45

If the footpads become dry, I always reckon the washing will......

ShatnersBassoon Tue 05-Feb-13 11:12:36

I do. Even if they don't dry completely, it's less time in the tumble dryer so money saved. Plus the whites always benefit from a bit of sunshine.

LoonyRationalist Tue 05-Feb-13 11:12:51

Thanks SS yes dehumidifier - a humidifier might be just slightly counterproductive!

cupcake78 Tue 05-Feb-13 11:22:58

Yes, just for an hour or so. Especially towels and sheets. They dry loads faster when you bring them in and smell lovely!

mejon Tue 05-Feb-13 11:30:23

The weather was like that here on Saturday and I got a line-full almost dry. Finished it off overnight on the clotheshorse. Don't bother if it's very windy though - my king-sized sheets ended up under the car last week and needed another wash!

hiddenhome Tue 05-Feb-13 12:04:40

Nearly dry, but the sun has gone in now.

ThenWeTakeBerlin Tue 05-Feb-13 12:41:26

I did yesterday. I brought them in when they were 90% dry and then hung them up by my heater.

MrsPennyapple Tue 05-Feb-13 12:45:26

Yesterday was windy and sunny here, so I hung it out - was bedding so takes up loads of room if drying in the house. It was so windy that it came off the line twice, so I gave up after a couple of hours and brought it in, but that time outside got it mostly dry, and it was only on the airers inside for a couple of hours.

If it's enough to dry the pavements, it's enough to dry the washing.

I don't find the dehumidifier gets it dry any faster, am I doing it wrong?

misscph1973 Tue 05-Feb-13 12:56:26

I hate drying washing indoors, it's bad for the house and your health (think condensation and mold) and it takes up space. So I dry outdoors all year, although in winter it doesn't really dry, it's just not in the house during the day. I take it in at night to dry overnight in the bathroom (I hang it on hangers from the shower curtain pole).

I never had a drier as it shrinks clothes and uses too much energy.

BornToFolk Tue 05-Feb-13 13:09:04

I do. Unless the air is actually damp, it's going to get a good blow and freshen up at least. My mum hangs it out in all weathers, she's brought in clothes that have frozen stiff on the line before!

DeathMetalMum Tue 05-Feb-13 13:18:55

Mine was out this morning from just before 10 til about 12 as its now raining here. It is half dry so the full load will be dry and ready to put away by tonight (apart from my maternity trousers with their thick waistbands).

magimedi Tue 05-Feb-13 13:27:02

I don't find the dehumidifier gets it dry any faster, am I doing it wrong?

My dehumidifier sits in a small room & with it running full time, jeans will dry in about 5-6hours, big bath towels in about the same time.

spiderlight Tue 05-Feb-13 13:34:15

BornToFolk I remember my mum hanging a line of trousers/jeans on the line to freeze and then shaping them so they looked as if they were all chasing each other grin I put some washing out today and it did dry a bit before I admitted defeat and tumbled it, having shaken about half a ton of hailstones out of it all.

MrsPennyapple Tue 05-Feb-13 13:44:14

Ok, thanks magi mine is just in the bedroom with the door closed, but the room is reasonably big.

tinygreendragon Tue 05-Feb-13 13:50:26

My sheets are almost dry after being out for an hour or so but the rain clouds are coming in so just brought them in to put on the radiator for another 10 mins and they'll be fine.

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