Old School 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 90+ 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!



Lisa Von Domek


Lisa Von Domek
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Comment balloon 20 commentsLisa Von Domek • June 23 2016 05:17PM



I think it's a great idea. And you're right - there are HOAs that prohibit these.

Here in CA a new law was signed back in October, Assembly Bill 1448, that went into effect January 2016 that prohibits bans on clotheslines


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Lisa Von Domek 
Of course - the only "hitch" could be those pesky HOA rules - as you said - restrictions for clotheslines

Havea wonderful day tomorrow -

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 4 years ago

That's wonderful Jeff Dowler CRS clotheslines shouldn't be banned, but maybe what can be hung out on a clothesline should be

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

Pesky, pesky rules Lynn B. Friedman sometimes they go too far!

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

Lisa when I was growing up everyone used clotheslines, no one had a dryer.

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

In the area where we live, there is a large Amish population, so we see a lot of clothelines around here.  They had the line atached from the house to the peak of the barn with a pully system.  I love it!

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


A clothesline can a smart idea to go green.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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

Hi Lisa, 

We have a fold-able version on our deck right now. My wife likes to use it, then sit in the sun and watch the clothes dry.  

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) over 4 years ago

I remember my Mom having one when I was a kid.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

     We have a clothesline - but it's inside the laundry room, taking advantage of the air conditioning.  We use it for my wife's dresses, my pants and shirts... they will last much longer and look better if they are not subjected to the electric dryer!

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Lisa, when laundry dries on a clothesline, it smells so good!  I love to sleep on freshly done sheets - although I haven't dont it in years!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Lisa this brings back memories of my mother, needless to say if we did a clothes line in Los Angeles the clothes would get dirty:))Endre

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

Good morning Lisa. I grew up seeing close on a line, but that was a long time ago. I don't see that happening at our home anytime soon.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Good Morning Lisa - I have seen a re birth of clothes lines.  It is a good way to save energy.

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

Hi Lisa.  This is a great idea.  Old fashioned solar and wind energy at work.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

There are so many HOAs here I rarely see one. I remember having to hang clothes for my mom many years ago. Loved the smell but hated the stiff towels!

Posted by Chrissi Chapman Topoleski, HOME~There is no place like it! (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Lisa - I grew up with clothelines and know how fresh clothes smell when drying in the wind. However, some subdivisions have deed restrictions prohibiting clothes lines as they are viewed as eyesores.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Your mention and reminder regarding rules and regulations is important, Lisa Von Domek ... as so many subdivisions and municipalities in our area address this very issue.  Clotheslines are a "no no".  Not so in my hometown of Manhattan though .. and my Mom takes full advantage.  There's fresh clothes hanging at the Mundt house frequently ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 4 years ago

I have never used a clothesline to dry my clothes, I have often thought about it though, as it seems to leave clothes smelling really good.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 4 years ago

Lots of subdivisions here are not "pro clothesline" and in fact...prohibit them..there is nothing like sleeping on sheets from the clothesline !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

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