In the May/June issue of Hobby Farm's Home they have a infographic on line drying best practices. If you click on this link, you can see if more easily and you can download and print it as it is a pdf file.
I finally got my first load of laundry line dried last Friday (Good Friday). Hoping it will warm up and I can hang more laundry out. Do you line dry you laundry?
The majority of my clothes pegs/pins are wooden like this:
I don't have any like this:
But do have some plastic ones similar to these:
I made my peg bag out of some material I had and a child's coat hanger. I found a pattern here that uses a tea towel, that is similar. Though the more hard wearing the material the longer it will last.
I still make my own fabric softener using this recipe (actually generally the third one, and I add drops of lemon essential oil as well). I don't make my own laundry detergent as I try and buy it super cheap when on sale and with coupons, but have used home made laundry detergent in the past with great success, and there is a recipe here.
I tend to "do" around five to six loads of laundry a week. Two loads of whites and three to four loads of darks. There are two of us in the house, and sometimes it can be more sometimes less. I rarely use the electric dryer. It's either hung to dry on the clothes horse/airer, or hung outside to dry. Dh complains about how crispy the towels get. I just tell him it's a bonus as they exfoliate his skin at the same time and people pay thousands to have that done and he gets it done for free!!