Framing my basement walls??? HELP ME!!
I'd store the kayaks somewhere else rather than box them in... the one joist with the bottom notch is compromised. Remember to leave access to the plumbing waste clean-outs. Check with local AHJ, I doubt you can leave light-frame wood exposed, at least not per minimum building code for safety. Draw it out on paper for a better idea, with the elevations shown; gives you some planning.
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!