A friend to BGT fowarded me this very interesting article about hanging your clothes out to dry. Seems like a no-brainer except many neighborhoods are disgusted by the hideous appearance of such a value-depreciating task. According to the Residential Energy Consumption Survey by the federal Energy Information Administration (thier Christmas parties are a blast), dryers account for 6% of total electricity consumed by U.S. households, third behind refrigerators and lighting. It costs the typical household $80 a year to run a standard electric dryer, according to a calculation by E Source Cos., in Boulder, Colo., which advises businesses on reducing energy consumption. So go ahead, put it all on the line.