Advantages of a Retractable Clothesline

A retractable clothesline allows you to put nature to work by air drying your clothes on a clothesline without leaving a clothesline tree up in your yard or messing with setting up and taking down a manual clothesline. A retractable outdoor clothesline has many advantages that will make your laundry day less taxing on both you and your wallet.

Free Drying

The first advantage of using a retractable clothesline is that you can air dry your clothes for free. This amounts to a savings of between 25 cents and $1 per load if you do your laundry at home and over $2 per load if you take your clothes to the laundromat. As energy costs increase so will your energy savings.

Easy Setup and Storage

In addition to saving money on your energy bill, retractable clotheslines are also easy to set up and store. To set up a retractable clothesline, just grab the stretcher bar and pull on it to extend the clothesline, and then hook the bar on the catch hooks. To retract the clothesline, unhook the stretch bar from the catch hooks and give the line a short tug. This will activate the retraction action and your clothesline will be rolled up and stored for you. If you don’t want to manually activate the retraction mechanism, you can opt to buy a motorized retractable clothesline. In this case the motorized retractor is activated by pressing a button.