I have an old style hills hoist to hang them on. When I'm in a rush to get out of the house and need a particular item that is wet, or it's been raining for days with no end in sight, I use the dryer. While convenient, I find the drier doesn't do as good a job as the sunshine, and air dried clothes seem to take on a crisp freshness that my dryer can't replicate.
Now that winter is here, I need my washing dry a.s.a.p.
So I now take them out of the washer, before I hang them out on the line outside, they get a blast of the high temp in my dryer...for about 6-7 minutes.
This takes all the wet out.
Then I take it all out and hang on the line...Because the days are not very hot, my washing feels a tad damp, if I don't do this, when they come in of an afternoon.
If it is raining , they get the same blast in the dryer for the same time....but then hung up on a heavy duty rail I have in our wash room.
I had it put in by my son,and is very helpful.Overnight they tend to dry a lot more, then back into the dryer, on low heat for 10 minutes....and there you have it.All done.
I do about 2 loads of washing a day, so for me I have to be able to get it all done quickly.
But.......since buying a new washer of late, it is so wonderful my power bill has gone down big time, and I only use a third of washing detergent!
It spins so fast, washes well.....I have half my days back. :)
I time my laundry with the best drying weather provided by nature. I gave up my energy sucking clothes dryer many, many years ago. Surprisingly despite the marketing which states that it is an essential part of a functioning household, nobody in our house has ever had to go to work or out in soaking wet clothes. Mmm maybe the marketers got it wrong??