Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Inaugural Run

The inaugrual clothesline run. Success!
By Angie Quantrell @AngieQuantrell

It was a successful inaugural run...for my brand new recycled clothesline.

Until now, several factors have discouraged this celebratory occasion.

We have a tiny backyard.
The project resisted efforts towards completion.
Time kept on slipping, slipping, slipping.
Do you know how hard it is to find poles for clotheslines?

Today, may I introduce you to my tiny yard, brand new, recycled clothesline?

Pleased to meet you.

Our son had an old clothesline pole hanging out on their property. This treasure came complete with a cross bar (which my husband dropped on his head; his next gift is going to be a safety helmet - and I am not kidding) and rings for the lines.

We had to anchor the opposite side of the clothesline to the garage which required us to angle the entire clothesline. Do you now how hard it was to make it NOT square and straight? Using the garage as the second pole was due to lack of a second clothesline pole and a lack of space.

Our one available section of yard is only about 6 feet wide. It hides behind the garden shed and is almost beneath, gasp, the powerlines. Where the birds sit.

In spite of the challenges and possible necessity of rewashing bird-soiled items, I am so pleased and excited to use the clothesline.

Hurray for fresh air, crunchy clothes, and a lower gas bill.

Our angled clothesline connected between a pole and the garage.

Do you have a clothesline? What are your tricks for getting the cleanest and softest clothes?


  1. I love my clothesline, but I only use it for sheets and for knits that I don't think will fade. Otherwise I still use the dryer, or for personal or nicest things, a drying rack in my laundry room.

    It's so dry here in the summer, for thin fabrics, my clothesline is as quick as the dryer. Clothes from the line smell so nice. And the bird thing is VERY rare.

  2. Hi, Pam! I think we have the same system. I've been wanting a clothesline for years, it just took a while for the pieces to come together. I'm out of practice with it though. Washed some darks. The black t-shirts attracted all the lint...Will have to rethink which go in dryer. LOL. I also have a drying rack inside. It used to be my clothesline. I love it!


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