My mother-in-law sent me an article, Airing his Laundry about Alexander Lee who has been advocating less dryer usage to help curb rising energy costs. Lee is the executive director of Project Laundry List, a nonprofit organization working to save energy and the environment by promoting clotheslines. I liked the above picture advertisement so much I thought I would share it!
I too believe in line drying. When we sold our house almost a year ago, our dryer went with it. We were very generously offered a dryer from family members but decided that we could do without. We are a family of seven and laundry is an ongoing task, but we decided that the trade off was worth it. We could save energy, which inturn saves money, all for just a little effort.
Which brings me to the second reason I support line drying clothes. It is a respect for the things we do ... for me when things become too easy we over indulge ... when we had a dryer it was used a lot, wasting precious resources ... now we are more respectful of our usage. I also believe when you have a 'hands on' connection it builds more respect. So sometimes we have to plan ahead to make sure the things we want will be dry on time and sometimes, when the rain is pouring down, our house is decorated with laundry but most of the time we just have fresh line dried clothes at no cost to us or the environment!