Clothesline in my Basement

Clothesline in my Basement

basement clothesline 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.

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  1. We line dry all winter, even when it gets down towards freezing, but then again, 1) we don’t have a dryer, so we have to 🙂 and 2) it doesn’t get nearly as cold here in NC as it does out there. We do have drying racks for when it’s wet or really cold, but with 850 square feet, 3 cats, 1 hamster, 2 people, and a lot of books, we end up tripping over them sometimes.

    I’ll be content if we never own a dryer again.

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