Hang Laundry, Save Energy, Even If Its Ugly

 - Nov 18, 2007
References: neatorama & online.wsj
Communities across the US restrict the use of clotheslines for aesthetic reasons, even though it is estimated that clothes dryers account for 6% of America's electrical consumption.

"Nationwide, about 60 million people now live in about 300,000 'association governed' communities, most of which restrict outdoor laundry hanging," Yahoo news reported.

Susan Taylor is fighting her subdivision, Awbrey Butte, and her neighbors for her right to hang out laundry and help or at least not hurt the environment by running the dryer on sunny days. Good for Susan and others like her and good for the states of Utah and Florida that have classified clotheslines as “solar devices” thus making them kosher for backyard use.