Saturday, October 24, 2009

Clothesline rebel

After I hung out my first load of laundry, my neighbor called me to tell me how surprised she was to look out her window and see clothes hanging.  After the call, I thought, uh oh, I didn't clear this project with my neighbors directly next door.  There has been stories in the news about home owner associations banning clotheslines and I was afraid that there might be some block ordinance about hanging your unmentionables out for all to see.  For the record, no undies are hung out in plain sight.  They are hung on drying racks, discretely hidden on the back porch.  When I finally did see my next door neighbor, she assured me that no one cared.  Hurray!

Clotheslines stage a comeback


  1. Phew!
    I love my clothes line - but alas, I think my outdoor drying season is over where I am (that and it's hard to get the clothes on the line before work (in the dark) and then off the line after work (sometimes also in the dark).

    enjoy - and I'm glad the neighbor is ok with it.


  2. Yeah, glad no one interfered with your "right to dry"!

  3. I'm so glad you posted this - now I want to get one too. I followed your link and found an article stating that Colorado passed a law making it illegal for HOAs to ban clotheslines, among other things. Yessss!