The weather turned on us last weekend when I still had a load of clothes in the washer and I’ve become so accustomed to using my clothesline that I was kind of upset by the thought of running the dryer.
When I ordered the Clothesline of My Dreams last summer I also ordered this little retractable one, but it had languished in the tool/junk cabinet all summer. It was a cinch to put up — and it seems reasonably sturdy. The clothes take a lot longer to dry in the basement, and since out of sight is out of mind those clothes have been hanging down there for weeks (to do list: must fold laundry), but they’re dry.
When I first moved in there were a lot of clotheslines in the basement — and the eye bolts are still there, but they were strung in such a way that they were always in the way, and yet somehow still a pain to use. We’ll see whether I keep up the line drying over the winter. It helps that I can’t stand the dryer noise.