Three clever space-saving clotheslines
Often seen as an Australian icon, the rotary clothesline has been a backyard fixture for generations. But now you can reclaim your backyard with a removable one that's easily lifted out of the ground whenever you like. Transform your backyard into a cricket pitch, outdoor entertaining area or simply enjoy the view, and then put your rotary clothesline back in the ground when you need it.
With benefits such as the ability to hold large amounts of washing, lines that don't sag, and a durable frame that lasts years, the removable rotary clothesline is again changing the landscape of backyards around Australia.
If you want to remove an old rotary clothesline that is cemented in the ground, we can show you how. You can also follow this simple guide to install a removable rotary clothesline.
If you live in an apartment or a townhouse that doesn't have a lot of outdoor space, you may find that a fold-down clothesline will suit your needs.
Even in homes with big backyards, you can hide a fold-down clothesline on the back of a garden shed or down a side path.Installing a fold-down clothesline is easy, just make sure that the wall or structure you put it on is stable and durable enough to handle the weight of the unit and the washing that you'll hang on it.
If space is at a premium or you don't want to clutter up your outdoors, then you may benefit from an extending clothesline. Also known as a retractable clothesline, it's mounted on a wall or post with a series of lines that can be extended and attached to a receiving bracket mounted on a facing surface. When retracted, it takes up a very small amount of space but easily extends in no time at all to air out your laundry.
Easily mounted indoors or outdoors, under a patio, in a garage or on a balcony, it's a versatile solution that will keep your outdoors clear and looking great.
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When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.