I have a new system for laundry. Thanks to the change in on peak/off peak hours and the intense heat I am finally on top of my laundry. My on peak hours start at 1 pm and go till 8 pm. So I have all morning and right before bed to do laundry. This is much better than the winter on peak which is 5 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 9 pm. I have a much harder time getting the laundry done from 9-5 because school is in there and I can't start a load till after school has started. Anyway, I now have this nice routine down and its nice not to be stressed by laundry.
As soon as I get up I throw in a load of laundry. Even before my coffee. I know, its hard. But then I get to enjoy my coffee as I wait for it to finish, and I can get caught up on my blog reading (imagine coffee and the paper just 21st century version). When its done I start another load and hang that one on the line. I can hang 2 loads on the line at once. So as soon as the 2nd one is done I hang that one on the line as well. I let them sit till after lunch when I do my 3rd load right before on peak starts. I hang that one on the line and let it sit till bed time. That way I don't have to go outside again till off peak starts, so I am not letting hot air in the house. And I don't have to die in the heat getting it off the line.
I used far less electricity this month this year than I did this month last year. The biggest difference being that I have used the clothes line almost exclusively this year. I only do about 1 load in the dryer a week. If you live somewhere it rains alot this might not work for you, but you can get an indoor clothes line. There is always a
drying rack as well. I have a huge one I found at a thrift store, its about 6 foot tall. And if you still have issues you can get a spin dryer. While it still uses electricity it will use far less than a dryer and you can still get the benefits of line drying such as sun bleaching.
Of course come October I will have to go back to the old On peak/ Off peak but hopefully I will find a routine that works for me then too. We do have an extra washer sitting in the wings waiting to be fixed, so I will have 2 washers. That will cut down on my time considerably as I will be able to get 2 loads on the line by 10 am and will have all day to dry when the temps dip down in the winter months. You know, under 100.