Turn off the dryer and buy a clothesline!
All of a sudden, a Facebook group called "I don't feel like folding my laundry so I just restart the dryer" has gotten extremely popular.
At first I chuckled and almost joined, because it is just the type of thing I am lazy enough to do. But then I gave it a second thought. What a waste of energy it is! I'm a big fan of line drying clothes. In the winter, we have a clothesline in the basement with our washer and dryer. In the warmer months, it's easy to just dry your clothes outside under the sunlight.
Aside from being a huge waste of energy, it's also a waste of money. According to MichaelBlueJay.com, you can save almost $200 a year by drying your clothes on a drying rack or clothesline. I think my desire to be green and my cheapness trumps my laziness. ;-)
When you think about it, a dryer is really an unnecessary item. Sure, it's fast and convenient, but how necessary is it really? When I was little and I spent a lot of time with my grandmother, she never used a dryer. She always dried her clothes on a clothesline, no matter what the weather was. It's time to go old school!