I've never had an outdoor clothesline in any of the houses I've owned. Once we moved here, I thought about installing one but then was faced with a myriad of decisions. Should I buy T-post, retractable, or umbrella-style clothesline? And where should I put it?
I first thought of placing it in the back yard near our gardens and compost bins. But that would mean I'd have to walk across the yard for every load of wash...and I knew that I'd probably not use it much if it were too far out of the way. So I settled on a great spot: right outside the back door. I see it every time I come in or out of the house, which means it gets used a lot.
With a few exceptions (rainy days or the occasional diaper crisis when I needed dry ones STAT), I've used the clothesline for all of our laundry. Now I'm going to play chicken and see how long I can continue using it before winter weather sets in.
My next project is insulating our attics, basement, and crawlspaces. I know our insulation is nowhere near sufficient. Problem is, our attic spaces are not interconnected from room to room (we have a quirky old house that was essentially built room-by-room), and we don't have any access holes. That means we have to cut and frame several holes before we can even get up into the attics...which is why we haven't done it sooner!
What projects do you have on your "why didn't I do this sooner?" list?