Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Go Green When You Clean I

Chapter I: Harness the Bleaching Power of the Sun

There's more than one reason your grandma line dries her clothes. Sure, the laundry turns out crisp and smells like a spring breeze, but did you know the sun will whiten your whites?

Remember those kitchen cloths? Over time, they get dingy. I hated the thought of bleaching them every time I washed them. 1) It's harsh on the Earth 2) It's harsh on the cloths. So every few washes, I've taken the wet rags outside and dried them on the deck. In a few hours, they're crisp and white...almost like new. Try it!

(Oh, and this tip is a twofer...of course, line drying uses less energy than the dryer. ;))