Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009 - Clothes Drying Racks Make a Difference

Calm, quiet morning.


So today is Blog Action Day 2009 for Climate Change and Global Warming. Much is written about what you can do to take action. You know the usual drill: Change your light bulbs, change your car, change your eating, change your heating or change your cooling, change your garden or your landscape and change your laundry.

Yes that's right, your laundry. How many of you are still not hanging your clothes up to dry? I'm not an energy user expert, but by the looks of the list above, not using your dryer would make a bigger impact than many of the changes listed. People are still making up excuses: I have no room, I have no time, I don't like wrinkles, I don't like the crunchies, I don't, I don't I don't...

Enough already with the excuses. And if your final excuse is where you live won't allow it? Well, try a little civil disobedience. What's the worst that could happen?

So start using a clothes drying rack or clothesline today, like most of the rest of the world. You can do it, really. And then ask 10 friends to join you.

5 comments:

Nick said...

It's unfortunate that people got out of the habit of using clotheslines. They save so much energy, and it is kind of peaceful to hang the clothes.

We live in an apartment and don't have a clothesline, but still air dry our clothes using this laundry drying rack - being round it works really nice under a ceiling fan!

maneesh said...
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Miles said...

thank-you for reminding us of the economic and environmental benefits of air drying our clothes.

I own a small company which sells unique wall mount drying racks. The drying racks are designed for indoor use and can accommodate up to 5 QUEEN sized bed sheets!

The best part is the drying rack extends from the wall only 3.5″ when not in use so it takes up very little space in the home. The sturdy 1″ diameter drying rods won’t bend and are made of strong Douglas fir.

If you are interested please visit http://www.hoganwood.com

Hopefully more people will be turning off the most energy intensive appliance in the home.

Thanks for your post!

Best regards,

Miles Hogan, Owner
The Hogan Wood Company

Real Green Girl Activist said...

Nice product! Thanks for sharing.

John William said...

Great post about clothes drying rack. Now I just need to find a place for it! Loved this!