This giveaway has ended. The winner is #420 Sheila Hickman.
I had never dried my laundry on a clothesline.
Never even considered it.
Recently I was contacted by MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation and CHALLENGED to line dry my clothes. Not only that, they sent me everything I needed to give it a try, including some Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent and a video camera in order to record my reactions.
For me, line drying my laundry and using the Seventh Generation Natural Detergent is a dual-benefit. It is an environmentally conscious decision, because the detergent is plant based, but it is very helpful for our family budget as well. Washing in cold water and line drying saves enough energy that could mean $200 in savings a year.
Below is a video I took roughly 2 weeks after I first started line drying some of our clothes. I talk about the laundry line challenge, what I received in order to participate, and my reactions to it so far. Please forgive the fact that I had to hold my own video camera (my son kept taking videos of my feet and the top of his own head), and I swear I do not have a double chin.
So far, for us, I am excited to continue to line dry our laundry AND use the Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent. My husband has NOT had a reaction to it and I never would have believed that my clothes smell cleaner than when I use the dryer or dry them inside.
ENTER TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN SEVENTH GENERATION LAUNDRY LINE CHALLENGE KIT
One winner will receive: A Seventh Generation “Project Laundry Line” kit that includes Seventh Generation Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Liquid (good for 66 loads of laundry), a portable laundry line, clothes pins and a laundry basket.
HOW TO ENTER (required):
Leave a comment here telling us if you have ever line dried your clothes or not, or a memory you have of line drying, maybe from your childhood.
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Giveaway is open to the USA and ends on July 3, 2010 at noon CST. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries using random.org and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your trusted email filter. If original winner does not claim their prize within 48 hrs, it is forfeit and a new winner will be selected promptly.