We did something quick and easy to reduce our energy bill. We put up an old fashioned laundry line. Well not "old fashioned," actually we used a pole along the side of our car port.
By air drying half our laundry, we are cutting the use of our dryer in half. Who convinced us that on dry summer days we needed to use a machine to do what Mother Nature does just as well? Besides, air drying is gentler on clothing and helps maintain clothing color.
The drying pole is mounted between the car port supports on curtain rod hardware. When not in use the pole is unnoticeable to most people.
Letting your laundry air dry is a quick and easy sustainable life choice.