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The Clothesline

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First I would like to Thank you for stopping by my page.
Can anyone be so excited to have the clothesline installed again? Well for me YES!
I have had a clothes line for many years. I dry as much as I can on the line. From bed linens to all clothes. And my towels. I throw the towels in the dryer on air fluff just to soften them a bit.
I look at it this way, if I am using the line and not the dryer I am saving money. I am getting extra exercise by walking the clothes outside and hanging them. And then taking them off the line is another trip out and back again. So I am being GREEN and doing a little extra to loose the weight I want to loose.
Woo Hoo for me!
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REBELBLITZ 5/11/2011 12:10AM

    I must get out and hang my clothes now that the sunshine is here in Texas. We had a pretty wet spring, but there is no excuse for not hanging them out now. And like you said, it is a good way to lose some weight and save money. Win/win! emoticon



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FOXEYROXEY 8/7/2010 11:16PM

    My friend put up a clothes line for me this spring and I love it. I will be a die hard and use it until the snow falls.
Here in northern Nevada clothes dry fast on the line..

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STOP-IT-KNOW 6/4/2010 9:29PM

    there i live if i hung my things outside they would be dirter than before i washed them the wind and no grass.

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ECHOBLUE1 5/30/2010 4:00PM

    I loved having outdoor clothesline. Living in an apt now, there's no way. Years ago we had clotheslines. I remember we lived on a riverbank (the big Salmon River) in Idaho One winter the pump froze up. Mom had two of us about 11 and 12 and two in diapers. We built rock fire rings, made fires from drift wood, put the round galvanized bathtubs on- filled the tubs with water we brought from the river (after we chopped holes in the ice) in buckets. Then Mom assembly lined the two washes and two rinses and then alternated with more fresh water in them, etc. Then we hung clothes, and lots of diapers on the clothes line, which promptly froze stiff. In the kitchen Mom had a clothes line strung across the wood cookstove where diapers were hung a few at a time to dry. We were "poor" as were many of the people in the area who did not have jobs at the saw mills or drove logging trucks. The men all went hunting together and shared the meat and every one shared milk and eggs and fresh veg's. It really was one of the best times in my life. Oh, Oh -- I should have blogged about this on my page. Will do it later.

Anyway, great on the clothesline !!!! Hugs, Echo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMABENJI 5/24/2010 10:31PM

    i also hang my clothes out. love it especially saving money. i am going to try and take the money I save on laundry and put it in a money jar

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FISHINGLADY66 5/18/2010 5:23PM

    You are so right. I love hanging my clothes outsides in the sunshine. They always smell so fresh.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/15/2010 8:00PM

    Great exercise and great for the pocket book and environment.

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JMFOGARTY11 5/14/2010 7:21PM

    Lucky you...miss having one...the sheets smell SO much better!!!

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MPALMER15 5/14/2010 12:11PM

    I miss having one! With pollen allergies though, I had to give mine up. emoticon

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MONTANA_ED 5/13/2010 9:09PM

    YES! I too have a clothes line and love it! There is something about hanging clothes outside to dry. Plus, it's easier to put away since you can fold as you take them down. The only downside I have is my towels, but I can live with that. As you say, even the extra cardio helps.

Onwards...
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JLUVSHIKIN 5/13/2010 12:01PM

    Good for you EJ! I miss having an outdoor clothesline!

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WILLOW49 5/13/2010 11:22AM

    I love the smell of clothes dried outside!

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MAYA113 5/13/2010 10:06AM

  I use one too. It makes complete sense in every way. It's sad some neighborhoods won't allow them. It seems like saving energy should trump looks at this point in time.

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DAISYBELL6 5/13/2010 9:08AM

    You said it!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/13/2010 8:48AM

    emoticon You are so right in so many ways my friend! emoticon I love my clothes dried in the sunshine! emoticon Nothing compares!The exercise is a great plus too!
Have a great day!
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TIME2JUSTDOIT 5/13/2010 2:35AM

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CBEVNOW 5/13/2010 1:38AM

    I love clothes lines, i have to watch tho because of hubby's allergies. Your clothes smell so good. emoticon Caroline

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MOMFAN 5/12/2010 11:51PM

    I am very excited about my clothesline! We had to take one down to my dear daughter so her hubby could install one for her when they bought their new house!

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RAHAFEEZ 5/12/2010 11:42PM

    I had a clothes line when I was a kid. I loved it. Now that I am a grown up I can't have one. I seem to always live in a place that doesn't allow it. I think that thinking will change soon.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 5/12/2010 11:40PM

    Yes, I remember the clothes lines. When I was a kid we use put up blankets and blankets and play house. It was fun! Now I live in an apartment so it would be hard for me to have a clothes line now. Those were the good ole days.
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OUREB33 5/12/2010 11:35PM

    That is such a good idea about getting exercise and house work done all at the same time.

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XENA1956 5/12/2010 11:28PM

    I miss having a clothesline. When my daughter was still at home she had so much stuff that couldn't be tried. The house would have her tops hanging on hangers all over the living room in the cold weather. In warmer weather I would hang her stuff from the gazebos in the backyard. Your doing a great job of being green! emoticon

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