My ancient horrible clothes dryer bit the dust back in March. It still runs but will not heat. It’s definitely not worth paying to fix, and I’ve considered looking for a new or used one on Craigslist. But I decided I could get by with a clothesline, since it was early spring at the time and our snow melted early this year. My landlord was nice enough to install a retractable clothesline that I bought at the hardware store.
And I have been hanging the wash ever since. It’s definitely an adjustment, and a couple of times I’ve had to take wet wash to the laundromat to dry it there, but I rarely miss my dryer. Since it does still run as an air-dryer, I throw the line-dried towels in there for a bit to fluff them up. Otherwise they would be some scratchy.
I guess the biggest drawback is that I have to wait for a good day to do laundry. And it is a bit of work and time, but that part is kind of nice. A little extra work and a lot of FREE SUNSHINE!