Do you hang your laundry on a clothesline?
In our current house, we don’t have the space for a clothesline. I long for one during the spring and summer months though.
My mama occasionally hung our clothes and sheets on the line to dry in our backyard. I can easily still smell that clean, fresh scent in my mind’s eye.
A clothesline quickly brings to mind a more simple, relaxed time.
When mamas used clotheslines exclusively, there was no saying, “Hurry up! We’re going to be late.” or “I’ve sent you a text message and an email. Why haven’t you gotten back to me yet?”
Hanging out the wash gave women an opportunity to check on each other. And it gave little people an opportunity to run off some energy in the evenings when getting the laundry off the line.
So why have we gotten away from such simplicity?
Too much work to hang it outside? No space outside to have a clothesline?
Or worse yet: the Homeowner’s Association won’t allow it?
Laundry doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be mundane.
It can be the most rewarding task you complete today – clothesline or not.