If you look for graphic images of clotheslines, you inevitably get a page of crap like the image to the left. Clothes lines are stereotyped as old-fashioned, or hicksville, or as the case of the one at the left, both. With a side-order of sexism.
And yet, indoor dryers are such energy hogs that outdoor clothes lines have received legally protected status in nineteen states. These are the so-called “right to dry” states. In those states, a homeowners’ association cannot ban the use of clotheslines. And this pro-outdoor-drying advocacy group gives links to the enabling legislation in all of them. (Of course there’s an advocacy group for that.) Continue reading Post #910: Virginia is a right-to-dry state.