Saturday, April 18, 2009

National Hanging Out Day

April 19th, is "National Hanging Out Day".

This day is sponsored by Project Laundry List, an organization dedicated to "making air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple and effective way to save energy".

So tomorrow wherever you live, why not wash those whites and allow them to blow free in the fresh, springtime air for a change. Use the few minutes it takes to think about what you are doing for the environment, and of other small changes you can make to green up your life. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Laura said...

I'd like to participate, but the weather forecast calls for 70% chance of rain :(

fullfreezer said...

We're supposed to have rain tomorrow but I have clothes on the line in the basement. Thanks for the link. My hubby writes posts for the 'project greenify blog' for an energy company in Texas. I think he's going to do a post on "hanging out day".

Scattered Gardener said...

My family has never had a tumbledryer. My mum always dried the washing (for eight of us)outside except on wet dull winter days when it would be next to the boiler in the kitchen. I've always felt that a dryer would be more work - much easier to hang things and go off and do something more useful.
I don't iron either. Has anyone yet started a no iron month ( you'd have to make it longer than a day or a week for the addicts, I think - get them out of the habit).

Mo said...

Hi Laura,
Thank you for visiting, I will most certainly be back to visit you again. Your blog, and work sounds so interesting. Sorry about the weather forecast for tomorrow. In the UK where I am from we always used to be dodging rain showers to get the washing dry. It keeps you fit too. :)

Hi Fullfreezer,
Do you know I absolutely LOVE your blog? Thanks for popping by and enjoy hanging that washing! I will check out the green blog your hubby writes for. Sounds right up my alley.

Hi Scattered Gardener,
I HATE ironing and always have a huge pile that needs to be done. How do you manage not to do any? I always think shirts and dresses at the very least need it but please show me a way so that they don't. Please also sign me up for the no iron month when you start it because I have many of those! :)

spookydragonfly said...

I love the smell of clothes after drying outdoors, I would join in...but today is going to be a washout with rain!

Mid-life Midwife, CPM said...

Knowing that we're in for 4 days of rain, I washed all I could yesterday when it was sunny and a whopping 72*! Everything went out on the line and was dry in 2 hours!
This morning in church, I realized my 4 year old smelled like clothesline-dried clothes. A little scratchy feeling, but lovely smelling!