Before you know it, we will say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in the New Year! Regardless of what your New Year’s Resolution will look like, we all can make changes that will save us money in the upcoming year.

By making the switch from a conventional dryer to a clothesline, you can begin to save significant amounts of money (and the environment) in 2019!

You might wonder how exactly you can save money switching to a clothesline — either a mounted clothesline or a pulley clothesline system. The simple answer is you can save money through reduced energy costs.

Whatever energy source your dryer uses you can reduce the amount of money spent to run this appliance. A typical household dries more than 400 loads of laundry every year. This equates to $120 spent just to dry your laundry every year. If you can line dry half of those loads every year, that’s a savings of $60. It may not seem like a lot, but who doesn’t want $60 extra in their bank accounts!

When you make the switch to a clothesline, you can extend the life of your clothes.

Every time you throw a load of clothes in the dryer, it collects lint which are fibers from your clothes. Over time a dryer slowly breaks down your clothes. But if you line dry clothes you can therefore help your clothes last longer, and reduce your clothing costs too!

Finally, when you turn to a clothesline you can help reduce your household impact on the environment.

By using less energy to dry your laundry, you can reduce the amount of coal burned to create electricity and decrease carbon emissions. If you use a clothesline for half of the loads you dry every year, it helps reduce the same amount of carbon emissions as planting 23 trees!

For 2019, convert to a clothesline in order to save yourself money and help the environment!