I have clothes lines! This makes me ridiculously excited. Which is a bit ironic since I always HATED helping my mom hang out clothes to dry. And then I HATED bringing them back in to fold (or folding right off the line - more preferable, but still dreaded). And then I HATED how scratchy I thought the clothes were. I still dislike that part, but now I realize they soften up as you fold them and wear them.
Yet, I am ridiculously excited about these. 13 feet across, 6 feet high (I'm only 5 feet 2 inches, so I had to work with my height limitations), and 4 feet across. We were able to fit 5 lines across which is enough for about 2 loads of adult clothes and 1 large load of kids clothes. I absolutely love the smell of the clothes when they come off the line and how much easier it is to just fold them as I take them off (see the irony there?). It's true that it's a little harder than just putting them in the dryer and it takes a little longer for the clothes to dry. However, I love that it's not a constant doing laundry anymore. I'm able to take a little more time with my kids or (try) to have a cup of coffee while doing some knitting while waiting for the clothes to dry. And perhaps it makes me a little nostalgic for my own childhood of running around in the clothes and pretending (that was before I had to help do the work).
But here's the real conundrum...do I hang the knickers out or not?