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Clotheslines Save Energy & Make Your Clothes Smell Good Too

Clotheslines Save Energy & Smell Good TooWay back when, before the time when everyone took for granted instant access to a washer and dryer in the home, some people actually hung their clothes up to dry on a kind of rope that they strung up in the backyard. They called it a "clothesline". (I know, I know, it sounds weird, doesn't it? Drying clothes outside? I mention this in passing because so many of the people alive and on the Internet today may never have seen or heard of a clothesline.) Clotheslines are becoming popular and even controversial these days, all due to rising energy costs.

Hang it up! Clotheslines may be old-fashioned but they dry your clothes better (and cheaper) than dryers do. As a pleasant side effect, you will spend some time outside the house, pick up some vitamin D, and your clothes will smell fresh and clean without using fabric softener.