The Umbrella clothesline or Rotary clothesline as it is also known was invented to save space in people’s gardens when they were drying their laundry or washing.
The traditional clothesline of a piece of string tied between two poles took up the whole garden, getting in the way of activities and yet had hardly any space to hang clothes on. The umbrella clothesline, was a revolution for the garden. It takes up a tiny amount of space but provides meters and meters of actual line space to hang washing to dry. Some umbrella clotheslines have as much as 40 meters of line space, looped round and round the umbrella poles to ensure a big families washing can fit on.
Modern clotheslines even fold up when not in use and can even be easily taken out of the ground to make room for games like backyard cricket, for the kids to run around in safely or to host parties or barbeque’s.
Now they even come with rotary clothesline covers so they can be turned into giant umbrella’s to protect you from the sun. When they haven’t got clothes on them garden furniture can even be placed underneath! Or alternatively umbrella style clotheslines double as a shady spot for kids to play underneath.
Waterproof clothesline covers can even be used in the rain, ensuring it really is an umbrella clothes line so no body needs to use an electric drier, no matter what the weather.
Umbrella style clotheslines are a much better way of drying your clothes than using an electric drier. For one thing, they don’t cost anything on the electricity bill meaning everyone has the potential to save money, or to spend it on something much more enjoyable.
Save the planet too, because umbrella clothes lines use no natural resources other than the suns energy rays while drying clothes: unlike electric driers, which use more electricity than any other household appliance.
A number of key points why umbrella clotheslines are becoming more popular are,
* Clothes dried on a clothesline smell lovely and fresh from being dried naturally outside.
* Creases drop out of clothes when hung to dry so there may be no need to iron most clothes anymore.
*An electric drier is unkind to clothes, it fades them, and stretches or shrinks the fabric and sets stains permanently. As clothes dry gently on an umbrella or rotary clothesline, no harm will come to them!
It is much more enjoyable to stand in the sunshine hanging clothes out than it is to stand in a stuffy room, crouching down stuffing fabric into a machine. Get outside, enjoy your garden and become more eco-friendly at the same time!