Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Review of Sunline Retractable Clotheslines

Sunline retractable clotheslines are a great way to dry your clothes indoors or outdoors using the free power of the sun rather than your electric/gas dryer or the local laundromat. Retractable clothesline from Sunline will also save you money and make your life more sustainable by making your gas or electricity bill smaller.

You can buy a sunline retractable clothesline at places like home depot, loew's or even many online retailers. Installing retractable clothesline is easy once you have some simple tools. First, decide whether you want it indoors or outdoors. A Sunline retractable clothesline indoors is best installed in a laundry room or bathroom over a shower. Remember that wet clothes will drip, and that you don't want this water collecting in a carpet or on your prized hard wood floor! Outdoors, you'll find that over a yard or a patio is a great place to mount a retractable clothesline.

One of the great features of the Sunline retractable clotheslines is that they will stretch 40 feet if you wish, but will remain taut and useful at shorter distances for days when you have fewer clothes to buy. Installation should take you 5 or 10 minutes and typically requires a couple of screws to securely attach your sunline retractable clothesline to an indoor wall or to the side of the house or a post outdoors.

Many people consider Sunline Retractable Clotheslines the best you can find due to their high quality construction, their lasting usefulness even when exposed to harsh outdoor conditions, and their attractive design which will look at home in nearly any room or yard.

Tips for indoor retractable clotheslines

An indoor retractable clothesline is an ideal way to dry clothes without a clothes dryer or clothes which you don't want to machine-dry. After buying a retractable indoor clothesline, the most common approach is to install it above your shower. When you have wet clothes, unroll the clothesline over your tub and hang your clothes above it. The clothes will dry and any extra water will drip down into your shower. When you are finished, you can put the retractable indoor clothesline away and it will be barely noticeable until next time.

Another common use for retractable indoor clothesline is traveling. When I'm staying in a hotel or a hostel on my trip, I bring a clothesline with me so that I can wash my clothes in the sink and then set up my indoor clothesline to drip-dry the clothes in my bathroom or shower. If it's allowed, you may consider setting up the clothesline on a patio or balcony and then you won't need to worry about the drips. I always drip-dry my clothes when traveling and have never really had to worry about it.

Many people consider an indoor retractable clothesline to be an indispensable travel tool because it allows them to save time and money while traveling. Never again will you need to use the overpriced hotel laundry service or go walk around an unfamiliar neighborhood to seek out a local laundry facility. Just slip the clothesline in your travel bag and you'll always be prepared to dry clothing no matter where you travel and stay around the world.

You can buy an indoor retractable clothing like at most home stores or even at some travel stores. They are quite affordable and will easily pay for themselves over time in savings from no longer using hotel laundry facilities!

Buying retractable outdoor clotheslines

Buying a retractable outdoor clothesline is a great way to dry your clothes while saving both money and energy resources. Most people are still using the standard electric or gas clothes drying machine that is expensive to buy, takes up space, is loud if your house or apartment, often needs maintenance and worst of all, adds significantly to your energy bills each month.
Retractable outdoor clotheslines are a low-tech solution to dry your clothes outdoors in the sun that doesn't require any big machines and doesn't add a single penny to your electricity or gas bill each month. Buying an outdoor retractable clothesline is a one-time single affordable expense that will save you money every time you dry a load of clothing. You can buy your retractable outdoor clothesline at most any home improvement or hardware store like Home Depot or Loew's or even from an online store.
Everyone has a friend who is trying to save the world through being as green and sustainable as possible. Buying that person a retractable outdoor clothesline is a great useful gift that they've probably not thought about buying for themselves. They'll be reminded of your gift every time they dry clothes outside on the retractable clothesline.
Installing an outdoor clothesline won't take long and is easy if you have a yard or patio which is in the sun. After you are finished with your clothes, retract the line and it won't take up any space at all! Everyone should buy and install an outdoor retractable clothesline to dry their clothing more inexpensively, and also do their small part to save the environment!

Buy Retractable Outdoor Clothesline

Buying a retractable outdoor clothesline is a great way to dry your clothes while saving both money and energy resources. Most people are still using the standard electric or gas clothes drying machine that is expensive to buy, takes up space, is loud if your house or apartment, often needs maintenance and worst of all, adds significantly to your energy bills each month.
Retractable outdoor clotheslines are a low-tech solution to dry your clothes outdoors in the sun that doesn't require any big machines and doesn't add a single penny to your electricity or gas bill each month.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Go green with a retractable clothesline!

A retractable clothesline is a simple and inexpensive product which can help many households go green by significantly lowering their energy costs. In addition to being expensive to purchase and maintain, taking up lots of room, and being loud, your traditional gas or electric clothes dryer uses a huge amount of energy. For most people, using your dryer to dry a load of clothes will cost approximately $1 in electricity or gas use. Putting the cost aside, this electricity and gas use for drying clothes across the US and around the world is a substantial contributor to energy waste and carbon emissions.
Many people believe they cannot live without their dryers. Fortunately, the idea replacement is inexpensive and easy to use: drying your clothes on a retractable clothesline outdoors! A retractable clothesline takes advantage of the free solar power from the sun to dry your clothes outdoors. It may take a bit more time than your traditional dryer, but clothing dried outdoors using the power of the sun on your retractable clothesline will be fresh and dry! A retractable clothesline is appropriate for almost anyone: all you need is some outdoor space in a place where it does not rain constantly. If you live in the suburbs or in the country with a yard or patio, you probably have room for a retractable clothesline. Even those living in a house or apartment in the city can typically stretch a retractable clothesline across a balcony or between two windows.
If you typically dry your clothes using a coin operated dryer at a laundromat, you should also consider a retractable clothesline. You already know how much drying your clothes costs and, if you're anything like me, it frustrates you to put quarter after quarter into the machine every week. With a retractable clothesline, you'll not only no longer pay for drying each load of laundry, but you'll be confidence that you're living more greenly and sustainably by drying your clothes using the free power of the sun!
With the growing realization of global warming and the dangers of energy dependence, it's everyone's responsibility to live their lives in a more green and sustainable way. Using a retractable clothesline to dry your clothes outdoors is a great first step towards living more greenly. As a bonus, your retractable clothesline will also save you money! Everyone should look at their local hardware store or home and garden store to purchase a retractable clothesline and start saving money and being more green!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How to buy a retractable clothesline

Once you've decided to buy and install a retractable clothesline, there are several things to think about. The first and most obvious thing to think about is the length of your retractable clothesline. It's best to buy one that's the same length as your available space or a bit more. If it's too short, obviously your retractable clothesline will not work!

Also you should give some thought to the material of the clothesline in your retractable clothesline. I personally recommend a nylon or acrylic clothesline since they will last the longest. You can buy a cotton clothesline but it will stain easily and probably will not last very long. Also give some thought to the color of the clothesline. In addition to buying a color that you like, make sure that the clothesline will be easily visible and not unsafe for other people walking around it.

Finally, think about where you will buy your retractable clothesline. You should be able to easily purchase one at a hardware store or a store which carries home improvement products. The advantages of buying your retractable clothesline locally include getting advice from the salesperson about how best to mount it. If you will need extra mounting hardware, for example, screws or clamps, your salesperson should be able to help you find it. Another advantage of buying a retractable clothesline locally is that if you don't like it or it's defective, you can easily return it to the store where you bought it. You can also buy a retractable clothesline online where you are likely to find the cheapest price. Make sure that the cost is still reasonable when including shipping if it's not included. Shopping for a retractable clothesline online may be difficult since you cannot closely inspect what you are buying and it may be a hassle to return it to the online store.

Smart shopppers will look at the options for retractable clotheslines available at their local stores and once they've determined one or two models they like, compare the prices online. If the known model is substantially cheaper online, you can buy it there and know exactly what you will be getting.

Thanks for reading this post about how to buy a retractable clothesline!

How to install a retractable clothesline

The first step in installing a retractable clothesline is to determine the ideal location. If you're interested in using a retractable clothesline but you haven't purchased one yet, you should be able to easily buy one at your local hardware store or home improvement store like Home Depot. You can also buy one online by searching on Google or Amazon.com

A home with a yard or patio in the country or the suburbs will be the easiest place to install your new retractable clothesline. First, you'll need to decide where you'll mount the retractable clothesline's main body. It needs to be somewhere sturdy and solid, and must also be at the appropriate height. I recommend mounting your retractable clothesline at about the same height as the top of your head. This way, it's easy to hang clothes, but it isn't low enough that you may accidentally walk into it and hurt yourself. Some people may want to install their retractable clotheslines a bit lower so they don't have to raise their arms as high when hanging wet clothes.

Once you've determined where you want to mount the base of the retractable clothesline, think about where you will attach the other end of the clothesline. Of course the main advantage of this type of clothesline is that it doesn't need to be hanging up when you're not drying clothes but it still makes sense to put it somewhere where it won't be in your way. For example, I would not want to duck under wet clothes every time I enter my front door, so I won't stretch my retractable clothesline across my front lawn.

Also think about where the dripping water from clothes on your retractable clothesline will fall. Dripping water onto a lawn is ideal. If you can somehow drip the water into flower pots or a garden, that's even better. Avoid places where the dripping water will turn into mud, or pool in slippery places where you often walk: the benefits of a retractable clothesline don't outway the costs of tracking mud into your house or worse, slipping and falling on your patio or deck.

Once you have determined the perfect location for your retractable clothesline, install it with the nails or screws that came with it. If you are not handy with tools, consider asking a friend to help you out. Make sure that it's solidly mounted and cannot easily fall: your wet clothes will place a fair load on the nails or screws.

Installing a retractable clothesline is a bit more difficult in an apartment. If you have a balcony or patio, this can be good option. Be careful when mounting your retractable clothesline since your landlord may not like you putting nail or screw holes in the wall! You may be able to temporarily install it without damaging your walls using clamps - ask at a hardware store about this. If you have an apartment without a balcony, your last possible solution may be stretching your retractable clothesline between two windows. This isn't ideal since it may be difficult to hang clothes on the line and, if something were to fall, it may be difficult to find, especially if you live in a tall building! Another idea is to check with your building owner and see if you have access to the building's roof: mounting a retractable clothesline on the roof may be a good solution for those without a yard or balcony but who want the savings and sustainability of a retractable clothesline.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Buy a retractable clothesline!

Everyone really should buy a retractable clothesline! The main benefit of a retractable clothesline is the ability to dry your clothes outdoors without the using an electric or gas clothes dryer which will save both power and space in your home. If you normally dry your clothes in a coin-operated laundromat, retractable clotheslines will save you money every week.

The idea of a retractable clothesline is that it's an outdoor rope that you can temporarily put up in order to dry your clothes outdoors. You'll be surprised how effective it can be to dry your clothes outdoors, and they will be much more fresh then when dried in a machine. With a retractable clothesline, you can put away the rope when you are finished to avoid having a clothesline hanging all the time.

You don't need a house with a yard in the suburbs or country to use a retractable clothesline. Lots of people use them in urban apartments in order to dry clothes on their balconies or even between windows.

You may find that some neighborhoods are against retractable clotheslines because they think that clothes hanging outside appear ugly and unattractive. This is unfortunate since many of these people could be saving money by using their own retractable clotheslines!

Drying your clothes by buying a retractable clothesline is also an important way of going green and living a more sustainable lifestyle. The immense amounts of electricity or gas which many people use to dry their clothes really are an unnecessary waste: most areas get enough sunlight to easily dry clothes hanging from a retractable clothesline!

Retractable clotheslines can also be useful for camping where you don't have access to a traditional dryer. Stretch our your retractable clothesline, hang up your wet clothes, and when you return from a home, almost certainly your clothes will be dry.

It goes without saying that drying clothes with a retractable clothesline won't work well in locations which get a lot of rain. If you look outside now and notice the sun in the sky, the odds are good that you could be saving power, money and the earth by drying your clothes on a retractable clothesline!