It still amazes me when I find out people dry 100% of their washing in a dryer rather than on a line. Why pay for a machine to do something that mother nature will do for free? A good dose of sunshine has the added benefit of sanitising and removing stains too. As we use cloth nappies I wash a load every second day and I love to see those clean fresh nappies pegged out on the line. Our backyard is typical of one in the inner city (read tiny!) but even the tiniest of spaces can accommodate a retracting clothesline. I tend to hang the washing on one side so the rest of the courtyard is still available for recreation and other activities. On a warm sunny day the nappies are dry before midday and the whole laundry business is completed with very little time or effort. And washing dried in the sun smells wonderful!