Outdoor Clothesline. Absolutely. an electric clothes dryer consumes an awful lot of electricity to dry your clothes. So, if you install an outdoor clothesline, you will be using your clothes dryer less, consuming less electricity, reducing your electric utility bill and getting that fresh outdoors scent without having to spend money on perfume scented dryer sheets. Here’s a picture of the one in our backyard, yes with some of my Notre Dame T-Shirts hanging on the clothesline.