August 16, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Clothesline conflict in Washington homes
Clotheslines are energy-efficient, quiet
My clean clothes hanging in the sunshine in the privacy of my backyard are not “litter, trash and junk.” [“Clothesline crusaders call laundry flap overblown,” page one, Aug. 14.]
But look around at all the garage-sale signs that hang on poles for weeks after the event.
You don’t need to look in my backyard, but I have no escape from your signs posted all over town.
Clotheslines are a quiet, energy-efficient way to dry clothes. They aren’t in anyone’s way.
More people should enjoy this stress-free way of drying their clothes. I only wish I could do it year-round.
Anne Barker, Sammamish
Smelling fresh and saving energy
I am so glad someone is finally addressing this energy-saving issue.
I live in a community governed by a homeowners association. Though I am happy I am living there, they too ban clotheslines. I ignore that and still hang my wash out (weather permitting). There’s nothing like fresh-smelling sheets to sleep on.
So far, I have been lucky and have not been cited.
Renate Nelson, Maple Valley
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