Monthly Archives: December 2012

An Indoor Clothesline is Convenient and Eco-Friendly

There are many reasons to consider an indoor clothesline. From wanting to save money on electricity and being eco-friendly to enjoying the benefits of saving space in small areas, indoor clotheslines are perfect for many families.

  • For instance, those that don’t have access to a dryer can use this indoor option any time they choose and they won’t have to worry about a high power bill.
  • An indoor clothesline is more friendly to the environment. It doesn’t waste power and it doesn’t use dryer sheets or chemicals to get that clean, fresh smell.
  • You get to save space with a wall-mounted indoor clothesline. These retract so that when they are not in use you won’t have to worry about it being in the way. In fact, these can even be stored if needed.
  • An indoor clothesline is easy to use. It is simple to hang up your laundry indoors and you never have to worry about inclement weather.

Whether you enjoy being “green” by using a clothesline or simply want to save money, an indoor clothesline makes it easy to hang your laundry up any time you need it, no matter what the temperature or weather is like outside. It allows your family to get back to the basics and doesn’t cost a fortune to do so. In fact, you save a bundle in electricity costs and won’t have to buy fancy dryer products.

If you’re ready to find out how an indoor clothesline can change your way of living for the better, simply contact us so we can help you pick the product that is perfect for your needs.

Posted by Toby December 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM under Clotheslines and Laundry
An Outdoor Clothes Line for Sustainable Living

Whether you are a doomsday prepper or just want to help take care of the environment, an outdoor clothes line is the perfect tool.

An outdoor clothes line allows you to dry your laundry without using electricity, dryer sheets, or anything else that isn’t the way Mother Nature intended it. 

Think of all of the benefits that you will gain from an outdoor clothes line. For one, your energy consumption will go down; a large portion of any energy bill comes from the use of a dryer. Another reason to choose a more eco-friendly way of drying your clothes is because they will simply last longer. The next time you use your clothes dryer check your lint tray. Now, where do you think that lint comes from? Another reason to go the natural way of drying laundry is the fresh air itself. Your clothing, sheets, towels and everything you typically dry in a clothes dryer will smell fresher and cleaner without the use of dryer sheets. In fact, there is no substitution for the scent you get from the great outdoors. On top of all of that, you have the ability of dry your laundry without electricity and this is a perfect option for those that want to be a part of sustainable living. 

So whether you are preparing for an apocalyptic event or simply want to slow down on your energy consumption, an outdoor clothes line allows you a world of positive benefits. If you are ready to learn more on sustainable living simply contact us for more details on how to get started.

Posted by Toby December 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM under Clotheslines and Laundry
Use An Indoor Clothesline In Winter And Other Great Laundry Room Tips

Making the switch to an indoor clothesline during the winter months can be an annual event for some homes.  As we continue to try to find ways to pinch our laundry dollar and be environmentally friendly at the same time, there are a few other things that you can do today that involve little to no expense and will start giving you positive results immediately.

We have collected six ways that you might not have heard of before, that will help you make a real difference:

  • Make your own homemade laundry detergent.  This recipe we found online uses inexpensive, tried and true ingredients that even grandma would recommend.
  • Adding just 1/2 a cup of distilled, white vinegar to your rinse water helps remove any traces of detergent residue which can cause stiffness or create a reaction for sensitive individuals.
  • The best of our 100% natural cleaning product suggestions is the powerful little lemon, which when mixed with cream of tartar, makes an excellent stain treatment.  Add juice to the wash water to freshen, whiten and brighten your laundry.
  • A spray bottle of a half water/half white vinegar solution is also a great stain remover that only costs pennies to make and should be close at hand in every laundry room.
  • To make your ironing more efficient, place a large piece of aluminum foil between the ironing board and the cover.  It will help hold more heat and make for faster ironing.
  • It may be possible to avoid the added expense (and deeper carbon footprint) of dry cleaning by cleaning typical dry clean only items at home.  You may be able to use a mix of cold wash water and 3 or 4 tablespoons of baking soda instead of chemicals.  Make a light paste to test an inconspicuous spot first.

We hope that you will find these to be valuable and useful tips to remember as you try to find ways to thoroughly clean your clothes while not contributing to possible environmental damage. would like to invite you to contact us to find out more ways to do better laundry, even in these tough economic times, and still be kind to the planet.

Posted by Tom December 06, 2012 at 1:27 PM under Clotheslines and Laundry