If you are interested in putting up a clothesline to save with laundry costs and help with environmental stewardship, then you should read Sarah Rae Trover’s blog on building one for $5!
We used her diagram to install two outside and one inside. It cost more than $5 per line, more like $10, but the financial breakdown was still incredible! We went to Home Depot the pricing was about $11 for 3 total clotheslines:
- 9 Large Screw Eye Hooks ($.98/bag of 2, so we had 10 total)
- 2 100′ lengths of Rope ($9.99/ea.)
- 3 Carabiner ($.99/ea.)
- 3 large Cleat Hook ($1.93/ea.)
Not including tax that totals $33.64! That’s $11.23 per clothesline, which is WAY less than I was going to spend on one. Plus each clothesline gives you two levels!
This has greatly helped reduce my use of the dryer and I feel like with how much clothing we go through as a family of 4, it dries it just as quickly because the lines hold so much. If you are thinking about installing a clothesline, give it a try and check my blog on DIY laundry soap at home. It’s great for those with sensitive skin. Also, visit Amy’s Cache on Tumbler for terrific photos of clotheslines, kitties and cities!