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Wonderwall
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I picked up a retractable clothes line for indoors the other day. It cost $10, and it has four lines. I'm still going back and forth on whether to use it or take it back.

Do you guys think it'll work? I was looking at the drying racks but this would hold more, I think. I'm also having trouble coming up with a place to put it, but I think I've found somewhere. It pulls out to 12 feet.

Just trying to decide..

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i line dry almost all of my clothes inside. they have a really cool looking rack at ikea, but i had already gotten one at target.

I say keep it. they are great. mine folds up really small, so i can store it easily, then i just pull it out and put either in my room or the living room.

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I have a small one, I don't use it for much just stuff I don't want in the dryer like bras, sweaters, some shirts, etc. and it folds up small like tyroneasorus's does and it works pretty well for me. If I were you I would give it a try and see how it works, I mean the worst that could possibly happen is that a few batches of laundry get line dried and you don't like the way they feel or you find out you don't have enough room or time.

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I bought a retractable one similar to what you described a few years back, used it once and apparently the lines were too flimsy and it broke. Hopefully yours is stronger, but I'd try it out with lightweight clothes first, and then if it seems to hold them, move up to things a bit heavier.

Right now, we don't have a dryer, so everything we wash is hang dried indoors. We mostly just hang things on hangers and then hang them from the shower curtain rod, or hang them up on the ceiling vents to dry quickly. But the house always has laundry hanging all over it, so not the most attractive option.

I used to have a couple of the little wooden ones that fold down, and they were great for kids clothes, but I couldn't dry very many of my clothes on them at a time.

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When I lived in this basement suite and shared a laundry room with the lady upstains, she always had clothes in the laundry room drying on one of those. I think it's a good option, and will probebly end up saving you money. I keep meaning to buy one for bras, and always end up forgetting.

it's hard to know what to keep and what to take back. I go back and forth a lot like that too. Money doesnt grow on trees, lol.

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I hang my clothes all over my apartment & it works just fine.

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In my first apt I bought a regular clothes line and just strung it up all over my apt....around the doorknobs, over the shower rod, etc. It worked really well and saved me lots of quarters...of course it was kind of interesting trying to maneuver around it all.

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CanadianMamma, we probably have the same one. I bought it for $10 at Zellers. I think I should take it back and buy a clothes rack. I still haven't found a workable place to install the line, anyways. At least you can move the rack around.

Thanks for the food for thought, everyone!

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i dry my clothes outside all the time

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I definitely did that a lot when I lived somewhere that I didn't have access to an outdoor clothes line (where I live now there are public clotheslines next to the laundry room.) I just set my drying rack up in the bathtub so that my wet laundry wouldn't drip on the floor. It worked pretty well, BUT I do live in Texas, so the air is pretty dry here. I have no idea how effective it would be in BC.

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I use the apt's washer machine, but like I said not the dryer ... plus they don't work well anyway. The clothes get pretty rung out by the time I hang them everywhere, so that is why I just hang them in random spots all over my apt.

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i dry my clothes inside too. there are like 6 laundry lines in the basement - and i'm getting one put up outside