We all have that image, a warm sunny summer day, pretty bright sheets flapping in the wind, You in your pretty summer flock, with a sturdy laundry basket on your hip. O the smell when you breath it in, and later that night when you slip into bed.. not just new sheet night but outside line dried new sheet night..
Now lets flip that to winter shall we..
Tromp, Tromp there another new six inches of snow.. opps hit a drift, make that a foot of snow..
Frozen pins on the line.. Heavy wet already freezing cloths in the basket that you have perched on your winter jacket, under which you have three layers, you will learn fast that glove wearing and hanging of laundry do not mix well..
O sure, where them hauling the basket and getting the prep work done and for sure, get your hands back into as fast as possible when you are done.. but plan on cold wet freezing hands..
The sheets now are heavy already freezing clumps that do not want to shake out.. the bitter winter winds are pushing at your back and making it even harder to get that sheet up and spread on the line..
Cold noses, if you are doing a full line on a rock solid winter day and you can expect numb fingers at the end and forget that pretty flapping look.. those puppies can freeze on the line into stiff lumps faster then you can say… WHY am I doing this! LOL
Back to the house.. Stomp, Stromp.. brrrrrr…
Repeat hours later, and then shake them hard in the house, and if you are me, into the dryer for that last five to ten min fluff and hair removal..
All that to save 45 min of dry time per load.. well and that fresh line winter dried scent.. It can not be snow scented but it is something that only comes in winter whatever it is..
So do you hang cloths out to dry in winter.. do you do it till truly dried stiff or do you mostly dry out there and then finish in the dryer for fluffing and or lines etc