Line Drying: Yay or Nay?

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One of the worst energy use source in any household is machine washing clothing. It's something we've all got to do, unless you want to be known as the real life version of the Peanut's Pigpen. But one way to reduce your energy use footprint is to line dry your clothing. We currently do this mostly for hand washed clothing, but not for full loads for worry of offending our neighbors. We'd probably feel differently if we owned a house and had backyard, but we've noted some very strong feelings against the green practice due to worries about property value and visual blight. How do you feel about neighbors line drying their clothing in their back or side yards?

[image: the artwork of Kaarina Kaikkonen]

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