Did you know that the biggest energy hog in most homes is your clothes dryer? Nope, me either! And did you know that you’re probably not allowed to have a clothesline or clothes tree in your yard? Most HOAs and many city codes explicitly forbid them!
What can you do? Well, you can be like my neighbor and have a covert clothesline that you can easily take down/hide/retract when the HOA inspection committee is coming through. Or you can do something about it!
Petition your HOA – there may be a few people on the Board that have some environmental sensibilities. Contact your local planning and zoning professionals. Get involved in the Right 2 Dry movement.
And, of course, wash your clothes less frequently (shhh…don’t tell anyone that I have a pair of jeans that I have literally NEVER washed. They don’t smell and they’re not visibly dirty…so, no harm to my friends). And don’t use that dryer if you can avoid it!
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