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HANGING CLOTHES TO DRY / news article.

Post: # 177825Post spitfire
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:20 pm

I'm so mad i could spit. :angryfire: i just read on "yahoo news" about the ongoing debate regarding the right to dry your clothes on a clothes line outside.. :scratch: some homeowners are running a foul of their neighbours because they are drying their clothes outside. :scratch: they are complaning that they don't want to see "unmentionables" blowing in the breeze :dontknow:
some condominium's (town homes) have rules that forbid you to line dry your clothes!!!!! they want you to dry your clothes in a dryer!! :banghead: here in sacramento california we have 100 degree days in the summer, clothes dry very quickly so why would you want to but them in a dryer? the clothes line is free energy and dryers cost about 50 cents a load to dry. :brave: :brave:
wonder what they want to regulate next :scratch:
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Post: # 177828Post Milims
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:06 pm

That has to be the looniest thing I ever heard! :? :( I think I'd line dry my smalls in defiance!
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Post: # 177831Post spitfire
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:20 pm

i line dry my not so smalls :mrgreen:
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Post: # 177860Post snapdragon
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:39 pm

:shock: this discussion was on the radio today too - some daft posh tart saying that hanging clothes to dry was 'messy' and time consuming!!! - and that the government should NOT encourage us to save water and energy on clothes washing --- :banghead: - what a stupid &£insertinsultofchoice$(*$ :angryfire:

Luckily here (narrow terraced houses backing on to a railwayline)the 'norm' is a tall flagpole type clothespole with a line strung up high - when I find a pole for mine I'm joining them but currently a whirlygig will have to suffice.
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Post: # 177864Post Thomzo
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:52 pm

Shakes head sadly and doesn't know what to say.

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Post: # 177874Post Mr and Mrs luvpie
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:26 pm

I must own up to not putting the family smalls out on the line, but for no other reason than when the weather turns there is normally so much washing out there it is such a rush to get it all in, so they all sit on an airer inside, it is also always bound to have a freak downpour when the littlest one is throwing a hissy fit right in front of the back door :roll:

But I love the sight of washing on a line, in fact have just made rob move our spinny one so that it is in whats left of the sunshine for longer each day,

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Post: # 177877Post MKG
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:36 pm

Thomzo wrote:Shakes head sadly and doesn't know what to say.

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Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:39 pm

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Post: # 177901Post indy
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:41 am

I love hanging my clothes out to dry even in the winter but when I lived in a town on a somewhat dodgy housing estate in one of those modern rabbit hutches that they call houses :? I used to dilligently hang it all out and then some bright spark would come along and nick stuff and one day I came home to find the whole lot gone, 90%of my wardrobe, my whirligig and my pegs!!!
I moved back to the family farm soon after that and funnily enough it never happened again :mrgreen:
Just as an aside a few years ago I worked in a residential care home and we were not allowed to hang the washing on the line in case it got contaminated with bird poo :banghead: Heyho!
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Post: # 177921Post Millymollymandy
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:16 pm

I don't hang washing on a line for the very reason that the last few times that I have done so, at other people's houses, it always, always got shat on. :roll:

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Post: # 177929Post prison break fan
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:50 pm

I have recently "aquired" most of a sheila maid, and am really looking forward to getting the fixings and putting it up in the kitchen over the Rayburn. I have a lovely long line in the garden, but have also lived in a place where my washing was all nicked. pbf.

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Post: # 178131Post Lardyvegan
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:13 pm

What kind of crazy world do we live in when there are actually laws against putting out clothes to dry? I'd walk round starkers in protest!

There's nothing so nice as the smell of freshly line dried clothes, especially when dried on a blowy summer day, especially living by the sea, you get a lovely ozoney smell :mrgreen:
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Post: # 178134Post The Honk
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:37 pm

If someone told me I couldn't hang my washing out I'd hang it out just to see what happened next :icon_smile:

Imagine standing in the dock accused of drying your washing :lol:

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Post: # 178191Post Fizzy Izzy
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:41 am

My mum lives in Calgary, Canada is it's also forbidden to hang out your washing there. She doesn't take any notice of that and goes ahead and hangs it out anyway (at least in the summer - in the winter it's usually -30 so not really good drying weather!)
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Post: # 178424Post Brij
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:20 pm

:roll: Some people!
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