A few weeks back my dryer died without so much as a sigh, rattle or warning. One night she just went silent, and my towels were still sopping wet come morning. It wasn’t a surprise really, I bought her from the previous tenants for a whopping $25 bucks, and have had her for almost two years.
Mostly it’s just a giant inconvenience.
Now I have to find a new dryer, pay for it (isn’t that the bummer really) and then perhaps most challenging, figure out a day to have it delivered when I can actually be here.
Or do I?
The hassle of replacing my dryer got me thinking that many people (perhaps the majority of the world) live without dryers. Could I just NOT replace mine?
And so I’ve decided to take the Pippi Longstocking approach, and turn the chore of living without a dryer into an adventure.
I went to Ikea and bought a clothes rack for $9.99.
On Saturday morning I did my first load of dryer-free laundry and hung it to dry in the sunshine.
And all that romantic garbage about line-dried yadda yadda?
True. My socks smell like sunshine.
It’s amazing. And perfect for the premature (lots of days in the 80′s) summer we’re having here in Los Angeles.
Will I live dryer less forever?
But for the time being, I’m enjoying turning a simple task into a routine, going a little greener, and saving a little $$ for the important things (handbags, travel, cheese).
Do you live without a dryer?
Or other “necessary” convenience?
Fun fact: I haven’t owned a microwave in my adult life.