What's Old Is Still "IN" - Go Green With A Clothesline

As a Green Realtor® I am always reminding everyone how easy it is to
go Green with recycling, remodeling using Green products in flooring,
paint and more.  What is one of the easiest ways to save money and
energy?  By installing and using a clothesline!  Although some
Homeowner's Associations, particularly for condominiums and
townhomes, may have restrictions for clotheslines, many have
accommodations for temporary (portable) outdoor lines...
check with your association to be sure you follow the rules.

Here in Texas when it's 100 degrees outside, putting wet laundry out
on the line you can have dry clothes in about an hour.  Just think
of all the dryer time energy and money that you will save!

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Lisa Von Domek

 

Lisa Von Domek
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Comment balloon 27 commentsLisa Von Domek • August 18 2015 07:47AM

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Hi Lisa.  When I am showing a house with a clothes line I mention that it comes with a solar dryer.  Most people have no idea what I am talking about until they see it.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Lisa clotheslines were very common when I was growing up.  Now a days not so much.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 4 years ago

Lisa - I have actually thought of that numerous times.  Does anyone still see lines and clothes pins?

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 4 years ago

That's all we had growing up! I don't think my parents bought a dryer until I was in my teens. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) about 4 years ago

Hello Conrad Allen 

I am going to borrow your marketing phrase - solar dryer, I love it...and I am using mine right now! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Hello George Souto 

After many requests, my husband finally hung a line for me...he had no choice when our dryer went out and it was going to be two weeks for parts!  Now that it's up, of course, he thinks it's great.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Hello Grant Schneider 

I do, as I use mine all of the time!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Hello Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert 

I only remember a dryer as a kid, but I love my clothesline now!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Your clothes must dry in 2 minutes with your heat.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Conrad Allen 

Pretty quick...I hung out two loads earlier and I have already taken them off the line!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Did you give your servants the day off?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Conrad Allen 

Servants...what servants?  I'm the servant!  

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

You are the Queen.  No hands and knees scrubbing Cindy

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Lisa Von Domek 

We had a cloths line when I was little. I remember the fresh smell of the clothes when we would bring them in. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) about 4 years ago

Lisa

Using a clothesline is a quick and easy way to green . . . . if the community permits using a clothesline.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Hi Lisa, 

I too grew up with my Mom hanging our clothes on a clothes line...  We had a dryer but my Mom only used it in the winter months.

I love what Conrad said about the Solar Dryer!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) about 4 years ago

Growing up near gravel roads...our clothes always were "dusty clean"! And we went through a lot of clothespins clipping cards to the frames on our bikes so the tires could make a cool sound...

 

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) about 4 years ago

I rarely see clothes lines any more.  One of the funniest memories I have of our clothesline when I was a kid was when a frost came over night and all the clothes were frozen!  :)

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 4 years ago

If I recall, the dryer is the most energy intensive appliance in the home. So this idea is a super green life hack. 

Posted by Dana Hollish Hill, Lead Associate Broker (Hollish Hill Group, KW Capital Properties) about 4 years ago

Surprisingly there are not too many clothes lines in Henderson. Many homeowner associations (even single-family) disallow them. Too bad, because by the time you hang the last item the ones at the beginning of the line are dry!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 4 years ago

We never had a drier for several years. Always hung out. We were taught to hang out then iron shirts and pants. Finally got one had it for 22 years. Will use it to get lint off the sun dried cloth or use it on raining days.  Have not had any rain almost all year.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 4 years ago

Among other use for cloth line this is handy also.

 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 4 years ago

I love clothslines and I still use. I use the fold up, umbrella type .  The thing I like the most is that you can leave there untill your ready to get them off - and everythings not wrinkled and in fact almost ironed-like! Of course, the only downfall is if it rains.

Posted by Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio (Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC) about 4 years ago

I grew up with that so it's OK with me. Finding green in the little things adds up. I just bought an expensive electric toothbrush and I found that my habit of keeping the water running while I brush is gone. I feel good when I can do what's right.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 4 years ago

Oh my, Lisa Von Domek I am laughing out loud.  Love your post and all the comments back & forth.  Yes, my mother hung her clothes on line until she moved into assisted living home at 87.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek ,  You have a point there. Does everyone in Texas have a clothesline?  Lol

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

Lisa I guess my Grandparents were "green" oh I forgot they did not have washer and dryers like we do:))) I also recall that they had an ice-box...literally the ice man came weekly with a big slab of ice to keep the food cool...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago

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