Actually, it's not that complicated. We don't own a clothes drier. Instead we hang wet clothes near our stoves for the cold half of the year, which works very quickly. During the non-freezing half we pin clothes to lines and let Vermont's gentle summer air do the work.
|That's a soon-to-be consumed burn pile on the right.|
Unfortunately, we haven't figured out how to do without the clotheswasher. 19th-century techniques are lethally time consuming for a busy family of four. Ceredwyn spotted some gadgets we'd like to explore (for example) (more expensive example), but we're at the mercy of Edison and Maytag for now.