If you don’t have enough space on your section for an outdoor washing line, or maybe don’t have a section at all, then an indoor washing line could be the solution.
In fact, indoor washing lines are useful even if you already have an outdoor line. They give you more drying space if you need to do a particularly large load, and give you options other than your tumble drier when the weather isn’t great.
Everyone knows that using a tumble drier isn’t great for your clothes or your utility bills, so if you can avoid using it or even having one at all, it is a good option.
Having an indoor clothesline is much more practical than using small portable drying racks which often take up an inconvenient amount of space without really holding much washing and aren’t always durable.
Things to think about before buying an indoor washing line
Where will you put the washing line?
Obvious question but one you do need to think about. The line needs to be somewhere where it won’t be in the way and also has enough space for you to walk around it to hang the washing. Consider the air flow in the place you are thinking about and if you are planning on putting the line in the garage think about whether the fumes and smells will be an issue.
How much washing will be held on it?
Indoor washing lines are actually surprisingly spacious but if you have large loads, the best retractable clothesline will be one with a longer maximum extension. Some lines hold the same as a medium-size rotary clothesline.
Can the washing line be out all the time?
Depending on its location it might be more convenient if you can put the line away when not in use. In this case, a retractable washing line is the best answer.
What will the line be mounted on?
Washing lines can be heavy especially with a full load, so you need to have a suitable area to fix it. If you are mounting a line to an indoor wall ensure it can take the load.
Types of indoor clotheslines
There are two main types of indoor lines - folding lines and retractable lines.
Folding washing lines
These are usually mounted on a wall or on posts and can fold down when not in use. They are also used in outdoor settings but the smaller models can be suitable for indoors. This type of line is also a good option for an under-cover outdoor option such as a carport or covered walkway which might be too narrow for a rotary line.
These lines are suitable for any kind of indoor area. The line is contained in a cabinet which is mounted on a wall or on a post and the line is pulled out and secure at the opposite end. Retractable lines can be stored away when not in use making them a great space saver for apartments or small homes.
We recommend: the Hills Extendaline range which can be fitted to a wall or a post.
Auckland Clotheslines are your specialists for every type of line
If you are looking to install a new indoor clothesline talk to the experts at Auckland Clotheslines. We’ve been supplying and installing clotheslines in the region for more than 60 years and can give you expert advice on the best folding clothesline or retractable line for your needs. We only supply high-quality brands that we know will stand the test of time, no matter how much washing you hang on them. And if your line does need some TLC, we offer repairs and rewiring Auckland-wide.
We can deliver NZ-wide and if you live in Auckland we can also install your line.
Our installation service runs Auckland-wide and can also include removal and disposal of an old washing line. We can also supply a number of lines at the same time for new developments or subdivisions.