Yes HOA were complaining it made places look trashy. Anyone in the states having an issue (or other places in Canada) go to your local government and tell them how ridiculous it is. It's something politicians really like to get behind these days because it's easy legislation and makes them look good on the environment and saving energy
.I LOVE MY LAUNDRY LINE!!!!!!!
I grew up with nothing but a dryer, but I am in complete love with my laundry line & use it from April - September. If fact we vent our dryer into the house (long story) so it's quite painful to use it in the summer. If I have to fluff up some sheets they get 10-15 minutes late at night. I do use my dryer in the fall/winter because of it venting indoors it humidifies and warms the house so it's doing double-duty.
One great advantage of line drying is I can put all (ahem) undies and cloth diapers facing into the sun which helps to kill off any bateria. Works great with the dog blankets too!
I've never really had much of an issue with stiff clothes, but you do have to use a little less soap (or an extra rinse) when you're line drying, which makes me happier anyway!
I've become so obsessed with my laundry I started making my own laundry soap too
It's so much nicer!!! It works very well, gets out the many stains a toddler, horsey-mom and electrician-dad can cause! Plus it doesn't SMELL. I hate perfumey fake flowery smells they cram into everything these days.
Anyone looking for clothes pins we got some great ones at the dollar store, I use the plastic ones on jeans since they won't pucker the denim. My absolute favourites though are some bamboo ones I got from Home Hardware, they've lasted forever & are super strong!
For anyone who wants to learn about how to line dry I found this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgBrSmmutc0
I space my clothes out more because I'm home all day so I might do 2 or 3 loads on the line in one day; but if you've got a long-line or aren't home, scrunching them up really saves space!
Some people complain their clothes fade in the sun but I found using cold water to wash clothes makes a HUGE difference in keeping their colours. You can also turn thing inside-out to dry them if it's a big problem. However, I've never noticed a fading issue.