Best Clothesline-What Kind Should I Buy?

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Do you need the best clothesline that could be used in a pinch if you lose power? Have you wondered, “what kind should I buy”? Well, I have been looking for a clothesline for a few years, yes a few years. I have a conventional dryer, but I wanted one that I could use to save me money on utility bills and hence be self-sufficient at the same time.

Earth Easy was gracious enough to send one of these to me to try in my yard. This really is the best one I have found anywhere! These are my opinions on this awesome clothesline. I have looked for years for just the right one. This is it!

What’s The Best Clothesline?

I really don’t like depending on someone else like the utility companies. I want to be more “green” as well. I am taking baby steps. This is the first one that works for me. The people at  https://eartheasy.com/ had the exact one I have been looking for. Here is the deal, I live in a neighborhood with an HOA (Home Owners Association). We are not allowed to have a clothesline in our neighborhood, please don’t get me started on HOA’s!

This particular one is easy to install our friend, Wally dug the hole 16 inches deep by 12 inches square. We placed the cinder block with the concrete mix (thank you Wally) and secured the “sleeve” for the clothesline pole.

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Here is the Breeze Catcher Rotary Clothesline closed:

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This is how it looks open and it rotates in the wind or with your finger when hanging clothes!

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Here it is in the closed position and covered with an optional cover you can purchase. You can leave it up year round or remove it and store it in your garage or shed.

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You really won’t be able to see where the sleeve cap is once the grass fills in and you can mow right over it if you position it correctly.

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I grew up with a clothesline, you know the kind that looked like a T. One T at one end and ten feet away from another T with wires. I can still see the sheets blowing in the wind. Happy clothes drying!

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11 thoughts on “Best Clothesline-What Kind Should I Buy?

  • May 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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    I won’t let you get started on a HOA, but I’m with ya, all the way! This is just a stupid rule; I understand about aesthetics, I truly do, but sometimes, especially in this economy, things MUST change. I don’t have a HOA, I have a landlord. He won’t let us either. Can’t have a compost pile (that I understand, because of a previous tenant; but not all tenants have stinky compost piles – we know what we’re doing!) either. Lots of things he won’t let us do; because of that aesthetics thing. Sigh. I like this idea; I may try it.

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  • May 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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    I miss having a clothesline and HOA’s make it hard to have one. This looks like an ideal one to have!

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  • May 22, 2013 at 11:46 pm
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    We have the HOA rules here about clotheslines too. It’s nonsense. They want everyone to be green, but tie their hands with a rule like this. Yet, for our prep supplies we did buy a little set up hanging thing to drap some clothes over, or hang clothes on clothes hangers and then hang multiple hangers from the little clothes rack thing. It’s not super small, but certainly wouldn’t be able to put a large load of clothes on it, nor sheets. Hubs was thinking about a pull line that can be retracted into a pully wheel and putting a few of them in the garage, wall to wall clothes line that can be retracted if needed. He then said if it was winter time he thought our generator could power a fan in the garage to help clothes dry in the event we lost power for extended days. Even if I had to wash unmentionables by hand in the sink or a tub this would help. I grew up with my mom having clothes lines outside, but my dad had a room in the basement where he put clothes lines about six of them and up high enough so mom could hang sheet and towels in the winter time. She then turned on a fan. My parents didn’t have a clothes dryer until all us kids were grown up. The only reason they got the first one is some guy gave it to my Dad to turn in for scrap metal because it wasn’t working and Dad fixed it and it lasted a long time.

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  • July 23, 2015 at 7:32 am
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    I have this kind of clothes line and love it. It is placed in the center of a patio table that has a sand weighted pedestal. I found the table on sale at Sears years ago. I also sewed a cover for it so when it is not in use, it looks like a covered umbrella.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm
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      Hi Ellen, that’s a great idea in the middle of the patio table!! You sewed a cover too! I love it! Linda

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  • July 23, 2015 at 7:56 am
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    I’ve had one of those rotary clotheslines for years, they’re great. There was a bit of a problem with birds pecking at the cap covering the hole and totally wrecking it but I used a sink plug to replace it and covered that with a rock. We have a folding dryer set up in the laundry area for rainy days. I also mounted closet rods on the wall above the folding dryer to hang shirts to dry on clothes hangers.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm
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      Hi Alice, I will have to check out the top of my clothesline for birds pecking on it! I want to get a second clothesline or folding dryer. I grew up with one of those! Linda

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  • July 23, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    I have one that opens up like this but it is portable with a tripod base. I live in an apartment and it has been so useful. Instead of wasting money on dryers, I use it inside or out depending on weather. I have limited space but it will hold a full load. Just if it’s inside you can’t go outside on the patio till the clothes are dry. Also useful when my grandkids are over and we all go to the pool. It doesn’t rotate but is light weight and doesn’t take up a lot of space when folded up. As for HOAs, when we buy our house we will be avoiding them like the plague.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 6:12 pm
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      Hi Elizabeth, I do not like wasting money on drying the towels either. Here in Southern Utah the heat dries stuff almost instantly! I said I would avoid HOA’s too! I think I bought in a weak moment! Hugs! Linda

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  • July 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    I love the sight of freshly laundered clothes drying on a clothesline. Especially when there is a breeze and the shirts or sheets are billowing out in the sunshine. That is why I could never live where there is a HOA. I have one of those spring loaded retractable clotheslines that roll up into a very small plastic container. I stretch the line across my deck to hang clothes and when I am done, it rolls back into its container. Works slick.

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    • July 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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      Hi Emily, those freshly laundered clothes drying on a clothesline are beautiful blowing in the wind. I need to get one of of those retractable ones for inside when the weather is rainy or stormy. Linda

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