Francine’s Clothesline – West End, Winnipeg

Its International Clothesline Week this week.  If you need any more reason than this to put your laundry out to dry, here are 13 more:

  1. Saves up to 10% of residential energy; Running a dryer 20 hours a month will cost you on average 100 kilowatt hours. A clothesline’s operating costs are zero!!
  2. Less need for nuclear energy or coal energy
  3. Less emissions which saves our health, literally less deaths and saves the earth
  4. Using solar and wind power – free
  5. Clothes smell better (like sun and air)
  6. Clothes feel better
  7. Clothes will last much longer (less wear and tear from the heat and tumbling of the dryer)
  8. Clothes don’t wrinkle – no need to use electric iron, another savings
  9. No need to wait for the dryer to finish
  10. Don’t have to empty the lint tray
  11. Improve relationships; working together for the greater good builds friendships and love…
  12. Can be therapeutic – the time it takes to hang the clothes can be time of reflection of you, family, earth, etc.
  13. Burn calories – because you’re exercising many muscles you burn about 45 calories every 15 minutes.

And see results of our 2011 photo challenge.