Just a quick video showing you the Victorian “Aire” hanging dryer I recently purchased. Have to say this really puts the art in the Art of Laundry! Not sure what I mean? Hop over to my previous blog post Laundry as an Artform and you’ll soon understand.
Washing machines weren’t available until the 1800’s. Surprisingly, specialized laundry soap was used sparingly (if at all) as ash lye was more affordable so folks would make their own soaps.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not romancing hard, difficult work. Laundry without an electric machine is hard, difficult work and to each their own but I just love using my old wringer washer (yes, I do have a scrub board and buckets as back up) and line drying our clothing. Being out in the sunshine hanging clothes on the line gives me a pause in the day that otherwise would be filled with modern clutter… like taking a quiz to see how much I have in common with Lady Gaga or if I were a cat what breed would I be? You know the ones. Clutter-meow.
Once our cabin is built and I have this beauty hung, I will create another video to demonstrate how simple ideas are sometimes the best. Here’s a video so you can get an idea of how these little lovelies work.
Oh! If you are interested in having a Victorian “Aire” dryer all for yourself, you can pick up one by clicking right here!
Are you a fan of line drying your clothes or do you prefer machine drying?