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    Any one ever heard of putting vitamin C in water so it doesn't leave so much mineral build up?

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    No. Does it work?
    I also have hard water. cleaning is the PITS. I have to break out the chemicals to actually break through the hard water deposits.

    PS..I've been line drying for years. When my kids complained about rough towels...I told them to suck it up. Rough towels dry you off better anyhow.
    PS..A few seconds of high heat in the dryer will soften them up too.

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    I line dry in the basement, its dry here. I use the dryer for delicates and towels, together they make one load in the dryer, once a week. Hanging everything else up really makes a difference. I don't notice the stiffness anymore, I shake out the clothes.

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    Line dried towels = natural loofah or exfoliate. . . no $$$ spent on expensive products

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    I like to scrub dry with the line dried bath linens. It feels good, and they dry so much better. I have long hair and it may just be my imagination, but when I wrap my hair in a line dried towel it seems to absorb more water out of my hair.

    We just shake the clothes out after they are dry, use vinegar in teh rinse cycle too. We don't really notice them being too stiff

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    I use a little small amount of conditioner in the rise or wash in general and line dry with no problems.

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    i use about 1/8 of the required (so they say...lol) softener and i also add some vinegar to the rinse cycle

    line dry

    then if whatever feels stiff, i use 1/3 of a dryer sheet and put in on low heat on air dry...and no stiffness.

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    Give your clothes a few good shakes. Wack them hard several times.

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    IDK if vitamin c works, not sure how to do it!! I remember hearing something about using vitamin c to keep hard water stains from building up in toilet. Should have paid more attention!!

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    after a while I just got used to it, don't even notice anymore.

    But I do notice how low my electric bill is!

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    The ONLY product I find that cleans my hard water deposits in the shower and toilet is something called "the works".

    I've tried many.

    Oh yes...I LOVE LOVE the smell of clothes that have been line-dried. I love hanging my bedding out. Smells SO good at night.

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    I use fabric softener in my wash.. Only socks and towels seem to still be "crunchy" but when you dry them on the line they smell sooooooooooo good!

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    I find only the towels seem to get really stiff. If you hang the laundry on a breezy day it helps loosen them up.

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    You get use to the stiffness after a while.
    I love the way air-dried clothes smell.
    Especially the sheets.

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    When I take my clothes out of the washer, I put them in the dryer for just 3 or 4 minutes and then hang them up and they turn out fine--I think all that spinning in the washer makes them crinkly.

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