I'm feeling very retro these days. A couple of weeks ago my dryer quit after a long and useful life. Engrossed in my washing, I hadn't noticed that the dryer was not keeping pace with the washer and so 4 loads later I found myself with 80 lbs of wet clothes. A quick run to Mr. Charlie's (aka American Royal Hardware on Park Street in Montclair) and I was back on track.
40 foot retractable clothesline: $19.99 50-pack of wooden clothespins:$ 5.99 2 stainless steel screws:$.0.50
A basket full of dry, sweet-smelling clothes: Priceless
I find myself actually enjoying this activity which my mother did on a regular basis, every Tuesday, weather permitting. Besides feeling nostalgic, I feel virtuous and thrifty for allowing the sun and wind to do for free for what I usually pay PSEG. My 14 year-old son - not so much. He's mortified that his friends might see his skivvies from Valley Road.