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A Guide to the Different Types of Clotheslines

There are obviously many benefits of drying clothes out in the open, but with so many different types of clotheslines available, deciding which type is the best can be quite tricky. Are you thinking about buying a clothesline to dry your clothes but are feeling confused about which one to choose from the various available options. So, take a look at the features, advantages and disadvantages of some of the most popular models of clotheslines available on the market today.

Fixed Head Rotary Clothesline

This type is known as a fixed head rotary clothesline because the head of this clothesline cannot be folded down and away but it rotates around. Many homeowners are using this type of clotheslines in their homes since it is the oldest type of clothesline. This is perhaps the most robust and strong type of clothesline. If you usually dry large loads of clothes at one time, then this type of clothesline will be perfect for you. Apart from rotating, the head of the clothesline can also be raised to allow you to easily add and remove laundry. However, if you intend to use this type of clothesline, make sure you have a lot of space in your backyard or garden.

Fold Down or Folding Frame Laundry Drying Rack

This is another type of popular clothesline and quite modern than the previous one. As the name suggests, when you are not using this type of clothesline, you can fold it down. Although you are supposed to mount this type of a clothesline to a wall, you will also find those that can be fixed into the ground as well. Folding frame clotheslines are available in a variety of sizes as well. If you do not want your clothesline to be noticeably visible, then this type will be ideal for you. You can choose it a color that will make it blend with the wall you will mount it to. Since this type of clothesline does not occupy much space it also does not have enough line space and is not suitable for large families.

Retractable Clotheslines

This is perhaps the most modern type of clotheslines available today. This type of clothesline is designed to have a cabinet-like shape and has to be mounted to a wall. Typically, there are about four to six retractable lines inside cabinet that can be stretched out and attached to a book mounted on a wall at the opposite side. This type of clothes is particularly ideal for indoor drying or can even be used outdoors if you have a limited space. Depending on the model you purchase, the lines can be stretched between 30 to 50 meters. Despite being a modern type of clothes it is still quite cheap. However, make sure you avoid those that have a plastic cabinet. Although you will have enough room on the lines to hang clothes, hanging large loads is not recommended. There are probably quite a few other types of clotheslines and laundry drying racks, such folding rotary, umbrella, and various other types of portable and wall mounted clotheslines. However, these three are the most popular choices and one of them will definitely suit your clothes drying needs. If you are ready to learn more on different types of clothesline contact us for more details.

Posted by Lavon O. Collins February 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM under Clotheslines and Laundry