For me, hanging out my laundry isn’t just practical—it’s emotional. My posts were dug and my lines tied by my dad, my pegs were taken from my grandmother’s old line on the family farm, and my peg bag was lovingly hand-sewn by my mother.
But for those who don’t have those emotional attachments, there are laundry line options. One of those is the Ezyline—a line made of Polypropylene sections designed to hold your clothes without pegs. I recently strapped one up in my backyard to see if the Ezyline lived up to its name.
Set up was relatively easy and I was ready to hang in roughly 10 minutes. It felt a little odd at first to hang without using two hands, but I quickly found my rhythm and was completely thrilled to find I could reach for my next article of clothing while hanging the one I have. I got my clothes hung up in record time! An hour or so later, I headed out for retrieval and was pleased to find my “take down” rate was even more accelerated than my “put up” rate was. I couldn’t believe how quickly I was finished. Plus, all clothes were securely kept in place despite the gusts of West Texas weather.
After only one load of laundry on my Ezyline, I was hooked. The Ezyline truly made hanging out more enjoyable and easier for my busy lifestyle!
The cost of the Ezylines are not cheap, at least not compared to a piece of rope. Two meters of the Ezyline costs $21 (shipping from Australia is included, and there are discounts for purchasing more than one). A rough measurement of my current clothesline told me that to replace my current lines with Ezylines would cost over $100. I think each person would have to evaluate for themselves if the ease and time-savings are worth the money.
Although the Ezyline was wonderful, I don't think I could completely do away with my traditional clothesline for the reasons already mentioned, so I’m keeping one beautiful, long stretch of each! For me, it’s a perfect balance between the emotional and the practical!
To learn more about the Ezyline, visit their site at http://www.ezyline.com.au/.