Whereas certain municipalities limit the right to use a clothesline, other citizens take advantage of this good old fashioned method to contribute – with a simple action – to the fight against climate change.
The drier alone makes up 3 to 6% of our total electric bill. During spring and summer, driers become obsolete, seeing as clothes can be dried outside. Did you know that a clothesline or other outdoor clothes hanging device can also help you whiten your clothes? Yes indeed! White fabrics will regain their original brightness under the sun’s powerful rays. And for those of you who wish to appeal the ban on clotheslines, I suggest gathering with others and making your way down to your municipal council. By the sheer power of numbers, you can make your point against those who consider clotheslines a symbol of urban ugliness.
In spite of contrary opinions, this ingenious invention allows people to use heat provided by the sun and forget – during the warmer months – the existence of an energy guzzling appliance. During spring, summer and fall, fight for your right to use a clothesline!
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