To tell the truth, I rarely use our outside clothesline anyway. We have a pretty big backyard so its hard to keep an eye on Soph running around while I'm pegging everything!
Instead, I need to be creative with our drying. Here's what we do at the moment:
- Retractable clothesline in the Husband's Bar / Entertainment area: This works really well because it's covered and there's plenty of room.
- Clotheshorse: I use this mainly to dry bibs and baby clothes, they're the 2 things I need to wash most often, even when it's raining.
- Bathroom Drying Rack: This is really versatile, we use it to hang baby clothes to dry (on hangers, then I can put them straight into the wardrobe when dry), to dry wet washers overnight after bath time, and to hang up our bathmat to dry overnight:
It has a lot of hanging space but folds up so well, it was easy to install and blends in well with the bathroom wall.
It's so handy, it makes me love doing the washing! Ok, I can't back that up.
It makes me enjoy doing the washing a lot more than before on rainy days.. or when I'm feeling too lazy to go outside and hang it ;)
You can get these exclusively at Bunnings, so next time you are over there have a look at them. It's also handy to have if you live in a flat and don't have an outside line to dry on.
I did try to convince the Husband that we should get a pool now because this is a great place to hang wet swimmers and towels - they can just drip straight into the bath, not the floor.. It's a no on the pool for now, but I'll keep on him about it ;)
Where do you hang your washing when it rains?
** I received a complimentary Hills Somerton Drying Rack for the purpose of this review. My opinions are 100% honest and my own (so are the photos!)