Laundry Drying Dilemmas? Pull a Solution Out of Thin Air!

Editor’s Note: I wrote this article for a college course in magazine writing in 1995. See also my newer article on line-drying laundry.

Lurking in many American homes, in the basements of apartment buildings, and in storefront shrines is a boxy beast which destroys clothing and gets paid to do it. People feed it quarters or pay for the electricity it guzzles, and they sigh in annoyance as garments cling together at the end of the ordeal. The beast demands the frequent sacrifice of a single sock, but people shrug and continue to feed it. They don’t realize that the automatic dryer causes problems which can be eliminated by air-drying clothing. Read more…