May 15, 2008
I must tell you about a fantastic challenge that I've signed up for over at Gift of Green. She is hosting a Clothesline Challenge, which is great because I need the motivation to help me start this green habit. I've been wanting and intending to hang a clothesline for a long time, but logistics have stalled me.
Of course you know that the clothes dryer is one of the biggest energy users in your entire home.
Thanks to the challenge I am more motivated than ever. I am going to figure out what type of line might work in my yard and also get a rack to keep in the tub (as my sister-in-law does very successfully). And, I know this sounds lame, I think the hardest part for me will be lugging the wet laundry at opportune times upstairs to the yard. Maybe if I wash at night I can hang in the morning. I'll need to be careful to space the loads out each day and not end up with tons on the weekend.
So, go sign up and join me in the challenge! I signed up to dry 90% of our clothes on the line, but there are other levels to chose from. The challenge is running for 3 months...so there's no time to waste. Get those lines up!
And a big thanks to Gift of Green for organizing and motivating in brilliant bloggy fashion.