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Oh, I love my clothesline

post #1 of 41
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I used to try to get all the bedding done before bedtime, and never seemed to be able to wash all of it, and dry it....but now I can with my wonderful clothesline and the Florida Sun! Oh, how I love my clothesline....not to mention it saves money in energy
post #2 of 41
Yeah go ahead and rub it in about Florida sunshine:LOL

I love my clothes line also but its useless till come spring, to cold and damp to dry anything.
post #3 of 41
OMG, I'm ROFL thinking about our clothesline right now - it's buried in ice, in 20 degree weather. Sigh!
post #4 of 41
I loved my clothesline......until it got blown away by hurricane Jaun...grrrr..
post #5 of 41
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Hey, don't feel bad, I grew up in Vermont. I know it SUCKS to have snow and cold. Then we moved here, and I am starting to like it here better
post #6 of 41
The house we just bought has a clothesline. I can't wait until it's warm enough to use it.
post #7 of 41
I love my clotheslines! Here are some pics of it!!
http://www.apronstringsbabythings.com/clothesline.htm

Yes, I'm a freak who takes pics of the line... it's just so pretty and nostalgic!
post #8 of 41
That's precious! Love your yard. I want another clothesline.

I love the line about towels becoming exfoliators!

I remember reading in the Tightwad Gazette a long time ago that she hung her clothes on a line in the attic as they lived in Maine and that way she could do it year round.
post #9 of 41
My mom, who is SO wonderful, hung clothesline in my laundryroom for me! I can hang three loads no matter how much snow is on the ground. Then last week I put an indoor filtered vent thingee on the dryer exhaust so that the warm, moist air stays in the house. I love it so much!
post #10 of 41
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I LOVE the idea of the indoor vent. I wonder if I could convince dh to put one on. It would be very cost-effective in Florida, seeing as all we need is a little help to warm up the house on a cold day.
post #11 of 41
Hi Rebecca. Great pics. Great yard. Beautiful child. I love your clothesline, too.

I'm so excited to be moving to a place with a yard next month where I can have a clothesline, too. I loved it as a child. We've been yardless for 7 years now.
post #12 of 41
We dry all our clothes on a line...indoors during the wnter and outdoors during the summer. Too cheap to pay for the electricity for the dryer. Plus it makes your clothes last longer.

We usually do a load of laundry every day or so and hang it up by the woodstove. Some people might not like our "decorations" but it suits us just fine.

But...I can't wait until summer!!! Or spring even!!! I just wish the rains would stop and the gray days would go away. Ah, life in the PNW.
post #13 of 41
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I finally have my dipes drying on the line
I just hope we don't get that 30% chance of rain
post #14 of 41
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Originally posted by Island Mommy
We dry all our clothes on a line...indoors during the wnter and outdoors during the summer. Too cheap to pay for the electricity for the dryer. Plus it makes your clothes last longer.
But...I can't wait until summer!!! Or spring even!!! I just wish the rains would stop and the gray days would go away. Ah, life in the PNW.
Hey there...I'm also drying indoors in the PNW. I thought I was the only one. Do you have any trouble with some of your clothes getting a bit sour? Some of my cotton shirts, especially if I go to a dance class in them, are getting a bit sour and I don't want to resort to getting a dryer. I use Bio-Kleen, but I'm wondering if there's a way to "kill" any sour smelling bacteria without sunshine or yucky chemicals. BTW - our house is pretty tiny, so they may be drying slower than ideal speed.
post #15 of 41
I love to dry my clothes on a line, but we get these tiny spiders here so frequently that it bugs (haha) me out! They just show up at all hours, so I'm always leery of them getting onto my nice clean clothes. Does anyone else have a bug-on-the-line problem?

Teresa
post #16 of 41
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That would be creepy! No bugs yet: but I found what I believe to be butterfly poop on the line. I wiped it off with a rag and started hanging them up.
post #17 of 41
Can you describe (any of you) what you use for a line and how you put it up? I want one! Thanks!
post #18 of 41
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It looks like this o___o__o___o___o___o then there is a post in the ground that this is welded to. I tried to draw it here, but it wouldn't line up right.:


There are two of those. Each "o" represents a hook where the line connects to. Dh cemented it into the ground. The line stretches accross the 2. Then I made my own of a rope around 2 trees.
post #19 of 41
I my clothes line too. I the way my clothes smell so fresh when they are dry.

Mine is at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean so it can get a bit windy. But I have to use the dryer maybe twice a year now so I don't care. It is my 10 mins of tranquility every day or so getting to hang out all the dipers & the rest of the washing & check out the view. On good days, I can get the washing dry in the time it takes to do the next load.

All my line is is an old piece of steel cable tied from one tree to another. I've got an old bit of kanuka with a groove in the top as a pole. What I do is hang out all the big bits & dd#2 hangs out the little bits as she can reach the middle of the line. Then I put the pole roughly in the middle & use it to prop the line up in the wind so the clothes dry quicker. If it is real windy, I don't prop them up or they fly off in the wind & end up in the next door field with the sheep. I also double peg them if it is real windy & once had even to treble peg the clothes to keep them on.
post #20 of 41
I've asked for a clothesline and a compost turner for the last 3 years for x-mas and gotten nursing tee-shirts and photo albums instead. Yay. :


We're in FL too! We're in the center whereabouts are you?

AManda
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