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OK I have a serious question for Mailbox Monday. For those of you who line dry, do you line dry inserts and shells? How long does it take to line dry an insert? Do you throw them in the dryer afterwards for a lil bit to make sure the inside is dry? I’m installing a clothesline soon I hope. Right now I dry my shells on a rack inside and the inserts in the dryer, but they take FOREVER in the dryer and my fitteds have been shrinking, so I am going to try line drying everything I think. See, I used to live in a community where utilities were part of the rent, so I never paid much attention at all. Now that it’s coming out of my own pocketbook I am looking for ways to save #tightwadlife
I have had an HE washer for about 3 1/2 years now, and I took for granted how dry the spin cycle got my diapers, until I washed in my mother-in-law’s machine! I typically line dry my shells (inside mostly) and toss the inserts in the dryer. 40 minutes on medium gets most of them dry, though really thick prefolds need a few extra minutes.
I have sunned my inserts on occasion, but I don’t have a very large outside clothesline right now (we are going to try to add a hook to another tree so I can stretch it out further!) They have dried OK in full sun, but I imagine they would take quite a bit of time to dry on a rack inside. Even my flat diapers took a long time to dry inside!
Do you line dry your diapers? How about the inserts? How long do they take to dry?