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post #1 of 29
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Do you have an outside clothes line to dry clothes and do you use it?


I have one but I don't use it. I like soft fluffy smelly towels and clothes. IMO when I dry clothes outside they are stiff and really don't smell clean.
post #2 of 29
Since I live in a apartment no such luck, but I would love to have one, I love the smell of cloths dried outdoors.
post #3 of 29
No I dont have one, but growing up, my Grandma always put her sheets to dry outside and they always smelled soooooooooo fresh.
post #4 of 29
i dont have a line, but i hate drying the stuff i wear cause the dryer always shrinks stuff, so ill hang my jeans and shirts over the shower bar lol. I used to have a drying rack but i need to get a new one cause the cats got into a "fight" with the last one.
post #5 of 29
No clothes line here. There are poles outside for them but only one was up and in a terrible place (right next to the shop building?!).

Currently my backyard is full of branches/trees we need to chip up. It's not a large backyard and there were four cedar trees back there! No sun and very little airflow. I may put the line up back up later as I don't mind line drying clothes. It saves money and is a little gentler on clothes you don't want to wear out as fast. That and I have no idea how one is suppose to dry a king sized comforter? Not in a regular drier apparently.
post #6 of 29
We do have a clothes line. Many people in our neighbourhood do and some actually use them. I don't, for the most part, although I'll sometimes put something out to dry before putting it in the hamper -- like Rob's socks when he's been walking on the beach. Maybe after I'm retired and no longer trying to piggyback one task on top of the other and have several loads done and dry in a few hours....
post #7 of 29
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Maybe after I'm retired and no longer trying to piggyback one task on top of the other and have several loads done and dry in a few hours....
Depending on the weather and size of your line it can actually be faster to dry stuff outside. Of course here in western Oklahoma the humidity is almost always ridiculously low so the heat sucks moisture out of everything quickly!
I've had stuff hung up dry in 25-40 minutes opposed to my drier that takes closer to an hour.
post #8 of 29
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Do you have an outside clothes line to dry clothes and do you use it?
Nope, I live in a townhome and although I have two balconies if I dared put clothes on the balcony, the HOA police would come down on me!
post #9 of 29
And no, they are not allowed in most RV parks.
Not to mention that we get such bad gusts here that a little clothespin will not save things from taking flight.
post #10 of 29
Not allowed in our Subdivision, but I wouldn't have one anyway, I really don't like it, and I remember when my Mom used to put clothes out, I never liked the smell nor did I like the earwigs that stuck to the sheets/clothes
post #11 of 29
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I have a washing line, but you won't see it in many pictures that i post of the kids in the conservatory, because after i've uses it it gets unhooked and tied back up out of sight.

I love looking out onto my garden, so the last thing i want to see is a line draped across the lawn My fabric softener smells lush on it though
post #12 of 29
Yep but in the Back yard and is only put it on saturdays usual.... all week dissapear...
post #13 of 29
I live in an apartment, so no, but I wouldn't have one anyways. Unless there is a wind blowing, things come out all stiff and rough. I hate that!
post #14 of 29
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Unless there is a wind blowing, things come out all stiff and rough. I hate that!
Really?. I've never had that problem at all. Whether it's because of the fabric softener i use i don't know, but i know theres hardly any creases in either for when i iron them.
post #15 of 29
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I have a washing line, but you won't see it in many pictures that i post of the kids in the conservatory, because after i've uses it it gets unhooked and tied back up out of sight.

I love looking out onto my garden, so the last thing i want to see is a line draped across the lawn My fabric softener smells lush on it though
Wow! Susan you actually take it up and down after each use! Cool!! You are one organized woman! My hero!

When we first moved into our house there was a wooden clothes line but it was cemented in the ground. No taking it up or down when needed.
post #16 of 29
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Wow! Susan you actually take it up and down after each use! Cool!! You are one organized woman! My hero!
Yes, it's something similar to this in the link.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...01AE1WE8364062

It's attached to one side of the fence, then i just pull it along and hook it on a large hook on the fence at the bottom of the garden
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Yep but in the Back yard and is only put it on saturdays usual.... all week dissapear...
Once a week is the same as me Rigel I usually put the machine on when i get up for work on a friday, then hang it out before i leave, and by the time i come home in the afternoon it's dry and the line goes back
post #17 of 29
We used to when I was a kid, but that fresh smell disappeared after a power plant was built a couple of miles to the south. And it's was about the time Mom went back to work after I started school. Then we used it occasionally to air things out at times.

It also made a great playplace when there sheets drying.
post #18 of 29
I live in an apartment, so sadly, no. I love the smell of line-dried clothes, though! If I had a house of my own, I'd have a clothes line, you betcha!
post #19 of 29
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I have one but I don't use it. I like soft fluffy smelly towels and clothes. IMO when I dry clothes outside they are stiff and really don't smell clean
That sounds like me. I used to dry clothes outside occasionally but they always smelled awful afterwards. I live 5 blocks from the river, which means 5 blocks from a few factories. The smell from their smokestacks must have been infiltrating my clothes. Now I just use the clothes line to hang wind chimes on
post #20 of 29
No I am in an apartment building. But I would use one if I had one.
post #21 of 29
I also have a retractable clothes line outside and have a clothes line set up in my basement by the washer/dryer. The outside one is mainly for heavy stuff like drapes, sheers, blankets and bedspreads. I used to use it for clothes every week but it's attached to a 2nd story sundeck and I need a ladder to wrap it around a tree branch. I don't do ladders so good anymore so I don't use it too often.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg
post #22 of 29
No, the apartment compex has no room for one outside. Aside from that I'm not a fan of hanging my clothes out to dry since the allergens outside like to get all over my laundry which in turn bothers my asthma/allergies....rather avoid it. / I do hang some things to dry over my little washer/dryer area inside of my place though.
post #23 of 29
Nope, and not a fan of them. I like my nice toasty clothes from the dryer. My grandma always had a clothesline though.
post #24 of 29
We do have a retractable outside clothes line. We use it once a year to clean the pool tarp after we open it for the summer. The rest of the year it's broken apart and in the garage because if we leave it up the sparrows build inevitably build a nest behind it. (Which works out great until the babies get to a certain size...then they fall out and die. So we don't let them build there anymore.)
post #25 of 29
That's sad about the baby birds. Mine swivels and the birds don't like it.
post #26 of 29
Like many Aussies I don't own a drier, and use the clothes line year round.
post #27 of 29
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I also have a retractable clothes line outside

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg
That's like mine!, only mine is dark green
post #28 of 29
I don't have an outside clothes line. There have been times when I've wished I had one.

I use drying racks like this one, for my delicates. I also have one that I dry herbs and catnip on. They're wonderful because they fold up quite small for storage, but open up really large. They're really quite sturdy, and can hold a bunch of stuff!

post #29 of 29
Up untill this year, it was against city bylaws to have a clothes line unless it was one of those stands (not an actual clothes line)....they thought the clothesline to be "unslightly". Now the laws have changed because government, and towns are trying to be more environmentally friendly.

So no, we didn't get one when we moved in, because neither of us like the "umbrella type". Now that we are able to have one, I have back probs so it would never get used

I love the smell of line dried sheets... and would dry everything on the line except for towels and socks if I could.
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