Today is National Hanging Out Day, billed as "a day to save energy by using a clothesline."
A site called LaundryList.org lists the top 10 reasons for line-drying...but you know what? They don't have to convince me!
It's been years since I've had a clothesline, but I loved using it. Nothing can beat the fragrance of clean clothes that have been dried under the sunshine in a billowing breeze.
I also loved the fact that I was saving money by hanging out my clothes. Of course, in northern Illinois, you can't hang clothes out all year long...and fluffy towels from the dryer are great too.
But I wish I had the option to hang clothes outside, and now I'm thinking of trying to figure out a way to do it.
Just thinking about clotheslines brings back a lot of memories. I can remember hanging clothes out for my mother...or rushing to bring in the clothes before the rain started in earnest.
I can remember slipping into bed on a summer evening between freshly laundered and line-dried sheets.
Do you use a clothesline? What do you like about it? Do you have memories of growing up with a clothesline? Let me know in my comments section!