Kathleen Roberts
Kathleen Roberts

If the White House puts up a clothes line. I can win any bet that it isn't the first one. We have had Presidents in the White House from before we had electric washers and driers. How do you think that those White House residents did their laundry?? Hum?

Alexander Lee
Alexander Lee
  • Kathleen Roberts

Abigail Adams hung laundry in the East Room!

Beth Wiggins Grant
Beth Wiggins Grant

I agree with Jeremy. An alternative to the clothes dryer issue is what I do - put my laundry in the dryer for about 10 minutes, then hang them inside, hanging clothes on hangers, linens, etc. on a drying rack or over doors. This minimizes wrinkles and has many other advantages over hanging laundry outside - no mildew if it's rainy or humid, attention not needed until I'm ready to put the clothes up, no clothes pins, etc., etc. I figure the cost of ironing, in time, money, and energy would be more than the few minutes of machine drying!

Mimiey B SeumDwa
Mimiey B SeumDwa

Oh i just realized this, most countries with cold climate each have a dryer in their house, of course they'll use more electricity. Like U.S., i've never saw any clothesline these days. But in my country and other some hot climate country, its natural to dry your clothes on clothesline. Only if you live in apartment or flats which don't have space for drying your clothes naturally then we send it to laundromats. I bet if you asked some people in my country they don't even know what dryer is...

Oh i just realized this, most countries with cold climate each have a dryer in their house, of course they'll use more electricity. Like U.S., i've never saw any clothesline these days. But in my country and other some hot climate country, its natural to dry your clothes on clothesline. Only if you live in apartment or flats which don't have space for drying your clothes naturally then we send it to laundromats. I bet if you asked some people in my country they don't even know what dryer is or where to buy one. Hmm..i do hope from this petition, people will make full use of the sun for drying their clothes rather than dryers. If its winter or the weather isn't hot enough to dry your clothes then its ok to use it. :)

Virginia Darby
Virginia Darby

at least people are talking about it, what are we doing.

Goffinet McLaren
Goffinet McLaren

I have been using a clothes line for about three years and love love love it. It reminds me of my childhood and we have cut our energy footprint by 30 percent!

James W Farley
James W Farley

This has got to be one of the most asinine petitions I have seen on here. It takes away for all the other meaning petitions you have posted. Just because someone has a cause, it should first be determined if it is a valid cause. This in nonsense and will hurt your overall objectives. If this continues, then there is no purpose in following your legitimate causes.

Alexander Lee
Alexander Lee
  • James W Farley

Your tone is obnoxious, but your opinion is welcome. Perhaps, you could help us to better understand a better way--a less asinine approach to getting Americans weaned off the clothesline. We certainly don't want to hurt our overall cause, which is to use less energy at home so that we can avoid putting more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

W Duane Waddell
W Duane Waddell

Cloths drying in an energy guzzling machine out of site is high-class?? Some areas have changed antiquated laws prohibiting clotheslines. It's a mind-set and a willingness to be part of a beneficial change

Sue Silver
Sue Silver

I agree, solar panels, rain catchers, even organic roofing sounds good. The mere fact that there are many housing developments that ban clotheslines is a pity. Come on White House! I hope they put one up!

Cedar Cat
Cedar Cat

Clotheslines are illegal in my village. What is the other 94%?

Sandip Mangaonkar
Sandip Mangaonkar

actually way to stop nuclear power is , scienctist must devlop solar power machins in cheaper cost. and all humans must wear iron free cloths. stop harmfull AC 'S and micro ovens

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