An easy way to celebrate Earth Day all year long…make EVERY DAY Earth Day.

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Drying Racks, Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 22-04-2013

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Today is Earth Day, 2013, and this day has held a bit less significance for us each year.  This may sound unbelievable, but it’s not that difficult to understand why:  we try to live our lives this way EVERY DAY.  For our family, Earth Day is something we are very grateful for, that this is recognized and celebrated by so many.  We just try to be sure that we live our lives as “green” as we are able.  The children are very involved and though we are not always perfect, no one is, we give it our best shot.  Line-drying, recycling, composting, organic gardening, it is all good.

Using a clothesline has allowed us to cut back our energy bill by an significant amount.  Given that we have 6 people in our family, it would be very easy to run multiple dryer loads a day.  We have not touched the dryer in probably 5 years.  Our younger children don’t even really know where it is located in the house.  I store some of our pantry items in the basement near it, and if I say “could you please go down and get this for Mommy, it’s near the dryer”, they give me a confused look until I explain further.  It is not the best landmark to use in our basement.

Our clothesline is in use most days during the week, and we can get an incredible amount of wash dried in one afternoon.  My personal favorite is our rotary because I don’t have to lug the laundry basket along the line and then can watch the clothes peacefully spinning in the breeze.  When the weather doesn’t cooperate, we go indoors and use one of our other Hills lines like the Portable 170 or Trilogy Airer.  It all makes a big difference, the little things.  Line drying may seem like something that is just too difficult and too much of a time waster.  It may seem like something a person can’t imagine doing, we’ve moved beyond this, and don’t need to use these things our grandparents used.

But remember, it is the little things, people making small changes that can add up to big changes.  Line-drying is retro.  It isn’t only good for your clothes, but for your spirit and the planet as well.   With a Hills product, you can also know that it will bring you many, many years of use, and add sustainability to it’s list of pros.  It’s truly not that difficult to make Earth Day every day.

 

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