So we have this one super soft and furry blanket that we use all the time. Unfortunately, it is dry clean only (grrr) and was starting to smell like human and schnoodle. I wanted nothing more than to air it out in the sunshine but, alas, I don’t have a clothesline or anything on which to hang a clothesline.
Then out of the blue, I am struck with an idea. Here it is:
Take a pool noodle.
Cut it down one side.
Put it on the fence.
Hang your stuff on there.
High five yourself for being awesome and thrifty!
If you want to hang up clothes or something that doesn’t drape like a blanket, pin them to the noodle once the noodle is attached. I wouldn’t put a bunch of heavy stuff on it though. You might even consider hanging your item on one side and then another item on the other side to evenly distribute the weight.
I sprayed some enzyme Febreeze type stuff on the blanket before hanging and it came back smelling fresh and sunkissed. It was perfect.
Originally published November 23, 2015