Sunday 10 February 2008

Hills Hoist, reinvented as the "outdoor clothes dryer"

I have been meaning to blog about this for ages. I saw a hills hoist clothesline being sold in Bed Bath and Beyond as an "Outdoor Clothes Dryer". I also found out that 60 million Americans live in places where clotheslines are banned or restricted because they are "unsightly". Although some environmentally conscious Americans are pushing for the "right to dry", pretty much everyone uses electricity to dry their clothes. According to the NPR article 6-10% of domestic energy use in the US goes toward drying clothes.

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