I did several posts on cheap laundry recently, but I forgot to mention two things.
I talked about thinking out of the box when it comes to drying solutions and gave several suggestions. However, I forgot to mention this one…if you run out of room on your line or your drying rack, try draping some smaller items(like undies and children’s clothing) over the edges of your laundry baskets. These can be easily placed where the sun is shining, and the clothes are obviously very easy to put back into the basket when they’re dry!
The other thing is regarding fade prevention. I pointed out in one of my posts that the sun is a wonderful spot-remover. This is awesome for white clothes, but the same bright sun that removes stains will also fade darker colored clothes. To prevent this from becoming a problem, you can simply turn the clothes inside out so that the visible side won’t fade. However, if your family is like mine, you probably won’t have to turn very much laundry inside out…my kids and husband turn pretty much everything inside out when they take it off!