That, above, is my dryer (and that little striped piece of cloth at the bottom is my reusable anti-static dryer sheet). The clothes sitting in there are the last this appliance will see until Day 366 of my challenge because from now on, I’m hanging all my clothes on a drying rack instead.
This is another big change for me — I love my dryer and I hate stiff, crinkly underwear. On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing more comforting than pulling on a freshly cleaned, hot-out-of-the-dryer hoodie and tucking into some homemade mashed potatoes with lots of organic butter.
Plus, now that I’m barely using my iron anymore, it means there’ll be even more wrinkles to contend with.
One catch to this, though: I’m still going to use my dryer for towels and bed linens. If I was able to hang stuff outside to dry, I wouldn’t make this exception, but my condo regulations clearly state that we’re not allowed to hang anything off our balcony rail — and I’m probably not allowed to string up a clothesline in our courtyard, either.