Luke built this beautiful clothesline two years ago and it has served us well. Though, now that we are a family of four, we go through many more clothes and some of us use a lot of cloth diapers. To get the most out of air drying, Luke lengthened the clothesline to 25 feet between the posts and cemented them in place to reduce the slack.
Hanging clothes out to dry may seem like an uncomplicated, easy, green transition to make. Not so, here. We both work full time and spend most of the sunshine-filled day away from our home which makes it ever more of a muddle. We found ourselves constantly checking the weather and taking bets on whether or not it would rain while we were away for eight hours at a time. Or rushing around during the already-busy evening time to get the clothes out before the sun went down and the morning dew got to them.
"Annoyed" doesn’t even come close to describing how we felt after wasting those precious moments putting laundry out only to come home to a sopping wet mess and end up throwing it into the dryer after all. Defeated. Demoralized. What was wrong with us? How could we not accomplish even the simplest of tasks?
Enter: the indoor clothesline. Ta-dah!
Thank you to my parents for inspiring this easy fix. I grew-up with one of these lovelies in our basement and remember constantly hanging laundry to dry. $4 spent on supplies: one 7 foot stud sliced in half, 10 eye screws (for five lines to run from wall to wall), a few nails, some string and about an hour later we had this little number.