Line-dry Your Laundry Amanda Peterson Updated On: November 4, 2022 • 1 Minute Read Money Saving Tips The days of owning a clothes line are almost long gone. However, if you're looking for a frugal way to save money - and energy - consider hanging your laundry on the line to dry! The Average Rates The average electricity rate is the USA is currently at 15.46 cents per kilowatt-hour. With the average rate of 2-6 kilowatt-hours of electricity used to dry a load of laundry, it can range from 30.92 to 92.76 cents per drying load. On the high end, if you average four loads of laundry per week for a year, you’re looking at $192.94 a year in savings. An article from Whirlpool states that electric clothes dryers use anywhere from 1800 to 5000 watts of energy, on average, dependent on the load and cycle configurations. This equates to about 1.8 to 5 kWh of electricity. Whirlpool dryers typically require 2100 watts of energy. Not only is line-drying your laundry good for the pocketbook, it's also better on the environment by using up less energy! Plus, your clothes smell amazing after a day in the sunshine. Line-drying also comes with benefits! Gets harsh smells out. Dingy whites? Hang them in the sunlight! Time crunch? In some cases, the wind and temps are just right and it's actually quicker to hang them out than wait an hour for the dryer to shut off. Less amount of dust in your house. Yes, dryers have a lint trap. However, there will always be a little more that escapes and causes you to have to dust more. Hanging things outside to dry means less time spent on that tedious task of dusting. For more tips on saving money check out our blog at creditsoup.com Follow Us Here! #FrugalFriday Editorial Disclaimer: Information in these articles is brought to you by CreditSoup. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted; however, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Please check the issuer’s website for the most current information.