Thursday, October 15, 2009

blog action day! hanging out the laundry

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like laundry on the line. And it is becoming "fashionable" among certain people

KatieK said...

Well put! I read that NYT article too and couldn't believe it. I don't understand anyone who is offended by seeing someone else's drying laundry... It's just crazy.

Mary Ann said...

It is absolutely normal for people in Australia to have a clothes line, if they live in a home with a backyard. Even the flats (apartments) might have a clothes-line out the back. Many of us have clothes dryers as well, for a backup during rainy weather. We have just had heaps of rain in Sydney for the past few months. Today it is sunny. I have just hung out large amounts of laundry. It built up for several days because my washing machine broke down. It is fixed up now. I have a fairly big backyard and plenty of clothesline space. It is crazy to use a clothes dryer using up costly electricity if you don’t have to. Clothes hung out on the line look okay to me. They are not an eyesore. Hanging out washing is one of the more pleasant activities of house work. I got to see the washing hang across the buildings in Naples, Italy. I was stunned and am not sure how they do that. I consider myself to be very fortunate to live in Sydney in this regard. Also your article detailing the situation in many residential communities in the USA, and the hostile attitudes regarding hanging laundry outdoors is an eye opener for me. I would have never guessed that people thought like that about the matter.

cucicucicoo said...

thanks for your comment mary ann! i never would've guessed that people could get so disturbed by laundry hanging up, either. i know that it's not as common to do it in the states as in other parts of the world, but it's crazy to get upset by it! and it just makes sense to hang out rather than machine dry. :) lisa