It’s the last week of my holiday and I’ve taken a break from craft and cooking today. I had some lovely friends around for lunch yesterday, who do not embrace my frugal ways and were vehement that they could not live without a tumble drier. I can………….because I watch the skies!
You have a stoop to your walk when you dry in the open. You glance sky wards and walk around your garden looking at the direction that the clouds take. You long for a breeze and get the washing out even if it’s not sunny if there’s a good breeze. I’ve washed all the washing today and dried it, in between the showers. I also iron shirts whilst slightly damp (I don’t use fabric conditioner as I like the starchiness) and then hang clothes on hangers in door ways to ‘finish’ if still slightly damp – plus the final ‘airing’ gives the house a clean laundry smell.
I’ve also enjoyed cleaning the house today. I’ve used my own soap, rubbed it over a scrubby sponge to clean the bath and sink, gone over the grimy bits with bicarbonate of soda, scrubbed the loo out with vinegar. Polished the wooden furniture with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice. Cleaned all the work surfaces in the kitchen with a mixture of grated soap dissolved in hot water and a swish of vinegar to get rid of any grease.
I prop open every door and window on a blowy day and give the house a good blow through and I’ve dabbed essential oil on a damp cloth and put that in a sunny window so now the lemony smell has spread around the house.
It’s been a lovely day of scrubbing and cleaning and drying the washing out side.