Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TT/TAT - Clothes Line Madness

This week I decided to remodel the three boys' room!
Isn't it great??????

NOT! Boy I wish!
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No Seriously! This week I tried to hang a clothesline! Actually I hung four, twice so far! And I'm about to seriously give up! Trying to hang them high enough so that the six kiddies don't hang on them, yet I can still reach, and the clothes don't drag the ground!

I was trying to do it without having to buy anything other than clothespins and line but it looks like I am gonna have to get a center support. BUMMER!

I hung out my first four loads Friday and it was so humid it never dried. I then woke up Saturday to find ALL of it on the ground (the hook came out of the 4x4). Tightened everything (AGAIN) and then when it was almost dry---IT POURED!!!!! JEEZ!

I would just give up if I hadn't done a little research on Friday and found out that I could save an average of 74 cents per load! With a family of eight I figured that would amount to approximately $92.00 a month!!!!! In a year approximately $1,104.00!!!!!

That little discovery has encouraged me to continue my efforts!!!!!!


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9 comments:

  1. He he! Reminds me of a few shortcuts I have tried on my own and failed too. Oh boy.

    Good luck with getting the line up. It will be very cold here in a few weeks, so a clothsline will be out of the picture for me. ( unless you're amish) Mine only holds two loads anyways. ( I have about 8 or 9 this morning alone and it's very humid today)

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  2. Wow, that's a good chunk of change to save each month! Hope it works out. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. For a second I thought you were a decorating guru!

    Good luck withe the clothesline!

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  4. lol that first picture is so nice and yet so out of my league! lol

    Good tackling!

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  5. Wow! I had no idea that not using a dryer saves so much money! Our neighborhood doesn't allow clotheslines, not even the retractable kind.

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  6. What a great tackle! I am in awe of people who hang their wash. My SIL does this and she saves tons!

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  7. Good luck on getting that line to stay up. I love the smell of clothes dried on the line.

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  8. OMG! You can savethat much well what's stopping you! Go go go! Hahahaha!

    Ahhhhh boys and clothesline! Good luck!

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  9. Keep at it! That is awesome.

    *I love potter.y ba.rn

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