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Old 08-22-2023, 05:30 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I would love to have a clothes line in my back yard. Easy to build like at two other places I had. 2 4x4s, 2 2x4s and some rope and you're all set. My problem now is a huge walnut tree in the back yard, dripping sap all over everything.

As far as the folding wooden rack newengland mentioned above, I grew up with my mother, in the winter when she couldn't use the clothes line, would put the wooden rack over the floor furnace and load it with clothes.
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Old 08-22-2023, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Never had a dryer and have no desire to own one.
All my clothes are air dried, on my covered patio. No matter what weather - they will be dry. And I have plenty of everything, so it can dry slowly - don't need anything the same day, ever.
I don't have dryer in my house overseas, either. It's not a thing people actually want to buy.
Yes, I do have washers...hahaha!
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Old 08-28-2023, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I live in a condo and only use the dryer for towels, sheets, underwear, etc. Everyone else is hung on a drying rack that I keep in my guest bedroom.
Just to note, I am trying some of these ideas, like having my drying rack in the dance room when I am not at home.
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Old 08-28-2023, 03:24 PM
 
Location: equator
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Never had a dryer and have no desire to own one.
All my clothes are air dried, on my covered patio. No matter what weather - they will be dry. And I have plenty of everything, so it can dry slowly - don't need anything the same day, ever.
I don't have dryer in my house overseas, either. It's not a thing people actually want to buy.
Yes, I do have washers...hahaha!
Yes, in places we stayed in Europe, never a dryer, but always a small front-loading washer, usually in the kitchen or bath. Nobody has dryers here except the gringos. We do, because it's too humid and we don't have space for drying sheets and towels. We air-dry all our clothes though. I'm afraid of shrinkage, lol.

Can't put drying stuff on balcony railings either, but we could put a rack there if needed. I remember being so amazed that there were the over-the-street drying lines in Italy. I thought that was just in the movies, like the cute outdoor cafes. It's real, lol.

When we lived off-the-grid in Montana, I put frozen laundry (hand-washed in a galvanized tub with one of those triangular push-things) on the horse corral railing or across barbed-wire. It dried frozen, lol.
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Old 08-28-2023, 08:50 PM
 
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Has anyone here seen the movie Girl With A Pearl Earring? This thread reminds me of a scene where the house servant is toiling over the household laundry, first burning and blistering her hands during the wash, then having to pull clothing and linens frozen stiff off the outside line during winter. Modern laundry is definitely one thing I do not take for granted!

A fond memory of my trip to Belize was at the first hotel I stayed, where the next morning the cleaning ladies were out on a balcony hanging up sheets and towels to dry outside on a pulley line that stretched over the courtyard. The billowing sheets flapping in the breeze above all the palm trees, it was just a homey experience that stuck with me for some reason.
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Old 08-29-2023, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Most houses have attic. I wonder why attics weren't used to dry clothes. That's where lots of people dry clothes overseas, even in community houses they have their assigned space (you get a cellar and attic space with your flat) to dry clothes.
The attics, of course, are super clean and not full of junk people never use.
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Old 08-29-2023, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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With the dryer still not heating (little time to search out a repair, the DIY motivation not to call out and pay Captain Maytag), I have a pretty neat arrangement. A porch on a secluded ranch where I can put up the temporary clothes rack and let this wonderful Texas Heat do the job.

Clothes line wise, I have it made!....Well, maybe not made but a decently workable situation.

BUT, how would other people do it without such an arrangement, like city slickers?
I have a clothesline strung between two maple trees in the backyard. Rustic, yes, and I love it.
In the winter, I use the drying rack down near the wood stove. I don't, however, dry towels or bedding that way - for them, I use the dryer.
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Old 08-29-2023, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I always hang my sheets outside to dry. Same with many other clothes as well. I generally only use the dryer for things like towels. If I dry any clothes in the dryer, I take them out and hang them up before they are dry.
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Old 08-29-2023, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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You have a dance room?
Photos, please?
Hmmmm, pictures? No, violation of internal security. To matters of design, it is the room of the house I have dedicated to be the dance room, complete with my ballet barre......which sometimes serves for dry clothes to be draped over as they are switched off the drying rack. As such, it is the most least cluttered by unpacked stuff and as such, has room for the drying rack to be in. It is a room that I don't want the cats to trash, so the door stays closed and once again, that's good for the drying rack. Right now on the drying rack, it is a fart sack and a fitted sheet and I am sure the cats would have a ball with that.

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Old 08-29-2023, 02:23 PM
 
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Hmmmm, pictures? No, violation of internal security. To matters of design, it is the room of the house I have dedicated to be the dance room, complete with my ballet barre......which sometimes serves for dry clothes to be draped over as they are switched off the drying rack. As such, it is the most least cluttered by unpacked stuff and as such, has room for the drying rack to be in. It is a room that I don't want the cats to trash, so the door stays closed and once again, that's good for the drying rack. Right now on the drying rack, it is a fart sack and a fitted sheet and I am sure the cats would have a ball with that.

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Thank you for the description, but no pics?Teaser -

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