Monday, February 7, 2011

In Praise of the Clothesline

Note: This is not my clothesline. I took this picture years ago, when I still lived in Atlanta. This house is in the Cabbagetown neighborhood.

I just wanted to take a moment to advocate for a return to the use of the humble clothesline! Hanging out your laundry saves energy and money—and it makes your clothes smell so fresh. Plus, line drying is much gentler on your clothes than heat drying, so your clothes last longer. And—finally—clotheslines just look cool.

Rob and I love our clothesline; Rob calls it our solar-powered clothes dryer.


  1. what a cool picture. it looks like it was taken during the depression. i still can't get on board with the clothesline, but i admire your commitment.

  2. You should give the clothesline a try! Just don't hang it loosely from a tree the way Dad did. Get regulation clothesline poles.