Each year on April 19th, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day encourages communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. According to Project Laundry Lists’ website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption. Hanging your clothes out to dry also includes all these other benefits:
- You will reduce your carbon footprint.
- You will save money.
- The fresh air and sunshine recharge our bodies in therapeutic ways.
- Clothes dried on a clothesline have a natural freshness.
- It encourages us to slow down.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHangingOutDay
Have you ever hang your clothes out to dry? Some people even consider sleeping in sun-dried sheets a luxury. Reap the benefits of hanging out. Spend the day hanging a new clothesline and conserving energy. Then, celebrate the day by hanging out your clothes to dry and sharing your pictures on social media using #NationalHangingOutDay.
While you’re waiting for the clothes to dry, download and print the Hanging Out Day color page.
NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY HISTORY
Since 1995, Project Laundry List and several other organizations have sponsored National Hanging Out Day. Project Laundry List is a New Hampshire-based group encouraging outdoor drying of clothes, “making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy,” as quoted from their mission statement.
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