Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Off topic forum

View Poll Results: In summer, do you use a dryer or hang your laundry on the clothesline? UNIchoice...
Dryer. I hate that clothesline crispy stiffness. 8 22.86%
Dryer. I have allergies and hanging them outside makes them worse.. 1 2.86%
Clothesline. The smell, the crispness, the environmentally friendliness... 4 11.43%
Clothesline. Sure, they're not as cozy as dryer dried, but it's cheaper! 0 0%
Both. Somethings need the dryer, some are fine on the line. 15 42.86%
Neither. I just buy new clothes when these ones get dirty. 1 2.86%
Hang on, I'm gonna go ask my parents. 0 0%
Hang on, let me ask my wife. 0 0%
None of the above. I'm difficult. Life isn't just black and white. 6 17.14%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Trivial Poll of the Weekend! Dryer or Clothesline!

I was just wondering what people do when the sun comes out and summer is near...

Do you dry your clothes in the dryer still or hang them out on the line?

Poll coming
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:23 PM
jiorji's Avatar
jiorji jiorji is offline
cat slave
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: montreal
Posts: 5,599
dryer because that's the ONLY way i can get the cat hair off
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Dang it! I forgot about the pet fur.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
I replied clothesline but it's more of an indoor rack. I can't hang my clothes outside here, when the fields are dry, it gets too dirty/dusty.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Lukka'sma's Avatar
Lukka'sma Lukka'sma is offline
Remembering Lukka
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London Ontario
Posts: 2,231
Gotta be the dryer. I don't like the stiffness of towels hung out on the line.
__________________
Lukka Jan.20 2006 - Aug.19 2008
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 4th, 2007, 11:47 PM
gomez's Avatar
gomez gomez is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 486
What about "hang on, let me ask my husband?" !!

Just kidding, the dryer for getting rid of the fur... but mostly just a quick 5-10 mins and then put on hangers to finish drying (inside) for clothing - this means no ironing!!
__________________
Norfolk Terrier, born 26/12/04
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 5th, 2007, 12:00 AM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
BOTH......there is absolutely nothing better than getting into bed with sheets that have been dried outdoors on the clothesline. Some clothers go in the dryer cuz of the furries but stuff like jeans go on the line cuz the furries don't stick. The towels I put in the dryer cuz I wash my undies with them and don't want to hand them on the line.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 5th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Stacer's Avatar
Stacer Stacer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,808
i voted both, for environmental reasons, definitely the clothesline, but I do hate the stiffness and scratchiness of line dried clothes, so for certain items like undies and towels that are right on the skin, I prefer fluffy goodness.
__________________
"One cat just leads to another." - Ernest Hemingway

Meowy Meowers - Angus n' Finn - 5 yrs old
Barky Barker - Skylar - 4 yrs old??
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 5th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Shamrock's Avatar
Shamrock Shamrock is offline
Kitty Consort
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B.C.
Posts: 1,485
I voted dryer, dont have a clothes line
Many things "do" need the dryer, I'd use this mostly anyway.
I agree with Rainbow about the bed-sheets, though. There is nothing nicer than the crisp freshness of bedding dryed in warm sun and a strong breeze. I miss that. Kind of evokes a comfort/nostalgia thing from childhood too. No idea if there were dryers way back then but if so.. we sure didnt have one. Towels like sandpaper, but they sure smelled nice.

However, when my own kids were born and tons of laundry to do..I was very grateful for the dryer convenience and the fluffy softness.
__________________
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself - Wayne Dyer
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 5th, 2007, 01:57 AM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
We don't have a clothes line.but i like both
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 5th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Skryker's Avatar
Skryker Skryker is offline
Boss-lady!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cornwall, Ont
Posts: 1,902
I had to be the difficult one . I use the dryer only but not by choice. I had a clothsline outside as well as one of those spinning rack thingies but both are gone now.

I'd prefer line dried clothes but not here! There is a horrible dusty stuff that settles on everything and the smell is not so great. Better now that Domtar has shut down but still not what I'd call outdoor fresh.

If we lived out in the country I'd line dry everything except undies (Just can't imagine having them on display like that ). Maybe softness depends on your water? I remember everything being dried outside on my Grandparents farm and the sheets and towels were soft and fluffy. The only things that were kinda stiff were socks.
__________________
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~

"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 5th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Hunter's_owner's Avatar
Hunter's_owner Hunter's_owner is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 3,633
I like both. Some things I can put in the line like bed sheets, but towels I would rather in the dryer. Sometimes what I do is put the towels on the line, and after they are dry put them in the dryer for a quick fluff. But I only like the clothesline when it isn't cold outside. So it is often late June before I will bother to hang anything. I hate putting clothes out or taking clothes in when my fingers get cold
__________________
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 5th, 2007, 11:11 AM
technodoll's Avatar
technodoll technodoll is offline
Honest Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,900
i voted "my choice isn't here", I don't have access to an outdoors clothesline (city girl, remember? LOL) so I use a dryer, but that's not because I have allergies or hate the clothesline crispiness of dried socks, LOL!

So if I DID have a choice, the bedsheets and shirts would definitely be hung outside, but the towels, socks, underwear and pants be in the dryer. Who wants to see other people's undies blowing in the wind?
__________________
"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine"

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

:love: ~Akitas Are Love~ :love:
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 5th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
hehe, who picked the one where you buy new clothes when these get dirty?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 5th, 2007, 03:11 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,757
WOW....it must be nice. .....probably a guy.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old May 5th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Maya's Avatar
Maya Maya is offline
Queen
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 845
I don't think its legal to hang clothes on a line here. I think its okay in some of the neighborhoods though. I put some stuff in the wash and then hang it around the apartment to save money, also put some stuff in the dryer that has to get lint type stuff off.

I knew a girl that bought lots of cheap crappy clothes and wore them only once or twice. I don't think much ever made it to the washer and dryer.

Its funny when I do see clothes up on a line seems like there is always that token giant beige polyester undies and bra. At least hang the nice ones if you're gonna do it.
__________________
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old May 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM
trippincherri's Avatar
trippincherri trippincherri is offline
Furball Farmer
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 448
I picked Both.
Right now I live in town and we are not really supposed to have clotheslines, but I know if I lived in the country I would definitley use one for sheets,dog beds, my bf's coveralls and work clothes.
Not because I love the starchy gross stiff feeling air dried clothes have but because it would be a bit cheaper in the long run.
__________________
~A home without a dog is merely a shelter~
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old May 5th, 2007, 05:19 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,591
Maya some fancy places it is illegal,especially here in Oakville.
But I live in an old neighborhood,I LOVE hanging sheets,towels everything outside,love the smell of freshness,something no fabric-softener can give.
I have one of those umbrella-looking thingys.
Jeans,T-Shirts etc..,I hang outside and throw them in the drier for a bit,just to get out wrinkles and kitty-hair...HATE to iron anything
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old May 5th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Byrd's Avatar
Byrd Byrd is offline
Flyball Mom
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,906
How about 'I live in an apartment so don't have access to a clothesline'.

I picked allergies, because even if I did have one, I do have environmental allergies as well.
__________________

www.dogster.com/dogs/563959

If you learn one new thing from each person you meet, you will be a fountain of knowledge and your life complete. --Me
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old May 5th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Maya's Avatar
Maya Maya is offline
Queen
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 845
Yes I think it is illegal here too in the city. Some areas you are not even allowed to park a working vehicle, like vans/cars with a company logo on them. I usually get around the ironing by smoothing stuff out when its wet, i don't know what ever became of my iron. If something comes out of the dryer too wrinkled i just re-wet it and hang it, such a pain. I always liked those umbrella things when I was a kid, they looked kind of fun like giant bird perches that rotate.
__________________
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old May 5th, 2007, 11:02 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 52,591
My choice wasn't up there...

The Pack considers things hanging on the line to be an entertaining Challenge. Hence, we use the dryer!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old May 5th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Gordon's Avatar
Gordon Gordon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4
I picked both

I like to hang clothes outside only when it is windy so the clothes will dry faster and will not have time to get stiff. Also when I hang clothes out side I can fold them as I take them off the line.
I like to use the dryer for jeans and other clothes that would other wise have to be ironed if hung on the clothes line.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old May 6th, 2007, 06:23 AM
clm's Avatar
clm clm is offline
Senior Contributor
Typing Test Champion, Curveball Champion, Mahjong Champion, Zookeeper Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 3,333
Too many birds around here to make hanging washing outside practical

Cindy
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old May 6th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Joey.E.CockersMommy's Avatar
Joey.E.CockersMommy Joey.E.CockersMommy is offline
Personal servant to Joey
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hot and sizzling Okanagan BC
Posts: 3,242
both, workout gear gets hung up, older stuff just goes in the dryer.

hey I havent been here in while.
__________________
[url]http://www.dogster.com/?197306[/url]

Spay or neuter your girl or guy
Please dont let us multiply!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 AM.