Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Classic Australian Hills Hoists Clothelines now available in the USA

The Hills Hoist rotary clothes line is a icon of Australian life. Though often imitated, the Hills Hoist has the reputation as the very best in outdoor rotary clothes lines. But they have only been available in the USA on a very limited basis, until now.

The hoist features a geared cranked lift that raises the unit so that your clothes can catch the breeze. It is also designed to allow you to remove the unit from the ground so that your yard is not permanently graced with a spinning clothesline.

Currently they are available on line from breezedryer.com and from other purveyors reached through the official US site linedryit.com.

Here are some reasons to give line drying a try: (Provided by Hills)
  • Line Drying Saves Energy: Second to the refrigerator, the electric dryer is the second biggest household user of electricity. According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, as of 2005 there were 88 million dryers in the United States. Each of these consumes approximately 1,079 kilowatt hours of energy per household, emitting 2,224 pounds of carbon dioxide. Every individual who chooses to do one less dryer load makes a difference.
  • Clothes typically last longer without the duress of a machine dryer.
  • Exposure to sunlight is the best natural bleach for your clothes.
  • Line Drying kills germs: The sun's ultraviolet rays are an antiseptic and kill bacteria.
  • Line Drying is perfect for things that can't go in the dyer- rubber backed throw rugs, car mats, extra large blankets.
  • Line Drying inside on a retractable or folding clothesline is a great humidifier for your plants, skin and hair.

Line drying tips:

  • Shake out clothing before hanging to diminish wrinkles.
  • Hang shirts and tops from the hem or tail so clothespin marks don’t show.
  • Add vinegar to the rinse water (1/2 cup per load) to prevent any drying stiffness. Vinegar removes soap residues that cause stiffness and, as the clothing dries, the odor disappears so you don’t have to worry about smelling like a pickle!

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