Saturday, June 12, 2010

Right to Dry

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!

Image Source: Sisterly Savings


Jennifer said...

Hi Jodi,

How thoughtful of you to give credit for using the image on my site!

Thanks for the link!!

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