We could save a lot of electrical and gas usage if we started putting in and using clotheslines. I know, not everyone has a place for one, there are areas where the humidity is too high, yada yada yada. But for those of us who can, it can put a dent in the electric or gas bill. They could certainly use them in Texas, where the power grid is problematic. Unfortunately, clothesline poles are not readily available. I bought a house with a large back yard, and started looking for a couple of steel t-poles. No luck. Local weld shops weren't interested in making them. I ended up making them from treated lumber, and they've lasted for nearly 20 years. During summertime, I rarely use my dryer. It's also a good place to hang something when I want to spray paint.