Loving the Hills Rotary

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Green Living, Laundry, Line-Drying, Saving Money, Uncategorized | Posted on 27-01-2016

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By now it’s clear that line-drying is something that we take seriously in our household.  With a family of 6, laundry is a daily ritual and one that is therapeutic for my husband who is the main wash-man.  He loves to be sure that there is at least one washload hanging at any point during the day in our home or in our yard.  Since it’s winter here in the Northeast, these days most of the clothes are hanging indoors, as as we’ve said before, this practice can add much needed moisture to the dry winter air inside your home.

But by far my favorite is hanging the wash outside on our Hills Rotary.  Couldn’t be easier.  Lots of wash in a small footprint.  Clothes beautifully waving while the rotary gently spins in the breeze.  When we were building our addition a few years ago, our rotary socket got covered in dirt, and try as we might, we couldn’t locate it.  During that time we hung the laundry using a simple line strung up between 3 different points in our yard.  It had to be put up and taken down on a regular basis because in order to make it convenient, it had to be close to the house.  That situation made it an obstruction in our “near” yard.  The kids had to play elsewhere and my husband or I had to be in charge of stringing and unstringing the line.  Doesn’t sound like a really big deal, right?  But with the amount of laundry we had, we needed plenty of line space.  I was completely and totally missing my Hills Rotary.  Don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone:  classic example.

Our Hills Rotary sits outside most of the year, and we’ve even had wash dry on it earlier this January.  But now we’re back to drying inside on our Hills Portable Clothesline or one of the space-saving Drying Racks.  They truly do make getting the laundry done less of a chore!

 

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Spring, I know you’re out there!

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, garden beds, Gardening, Green, Green Living, Mother Earth News, pool, Uncategorized, What's New | Posted on 11-03-2015

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There is a wonderful gardening show on public radio called “You Bet Your Garden”, recorded right here in the Philly area.  The host has some excellent suggestions and recommendations for gardening the natural way, without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.  One of the recent shows extolled the use of garden beds for planting.  They are ideal ways to garden, and simple to use and enjoy.

Breeze Dryer currently offers a number of Hills Garden Beds, each specifically designed to make your gardening experience an enjoyable one.  Check out our different sizes and styles here Garden Beds at Breeze Dryer.  The Hills Adda Garden Garden Beds are so simple to set up and use; visit our website, purchase the style you prefer, and it will arrive to you with minimal assembly required.  If you own a screwdriver, you can do this.  The galvanized steel walls provide for long term enjoyment and no contamination of your soil (as may occur using pressure-treated lumber or railroad ties…which we do not recommend).  You’ll be quickly on the path of warmer days and happy gardening.

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Mike McGrath, who provides endless knowledge of all things garden-related, and hosts the “You Bet Your Garden” show on WHYY and other stations throughout the country, can be found sharing some of his best garden bed info here:  YBYG .

Also, if bringing the garden to you is something you would enjoy, indoors or out on a deck or patio or wherever your imagination takes you, consider the garden bed with a base and ability to self-water (even while you’re away!) the Self-Watering Garden Bed is perfect!  With colors to match any decor and a top-notch reputation for reliability, the Hills SWGB is at home in apartments, homes, balconies…great colors too!

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Did Someone Say Dessert?

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-07-2014

The 4th of July is a few days away so I thought I would share two traditional family dessert recipes! Warning: these desserts are highly addictive and will cause cravings long after the picnic and  fireworks are over. Proceed with caution to the refrigerator as any sudden noise will cause the rest of your family to yell “Get me some too!” 😉

No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Strawberry Pretzel Salad!

Have a Wonderful 4th of July Holiday Weekend!

 

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Simple Tips for Parents – Living Green

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Green Living, Line-Drying, new parents, Uncategorized | Posted on 19-04-2014

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Springtime always reminds me of birth.  Having a baby can (and will!) change your life, in more ways than one.  It may make you begin to think about or reconsider how you live, what you want to expose your child to, or even consider living “green” now that you have someone to personally pass the torch to, so to speak.  If you know someone who fits this description, some interesting tips can be found at this link from Living Green magazine:

Simple Tips for Living Green

Number 5 is part of our mission…helping you save electricity!  A SupaFold Folding Frame Clothesline makes a fantastic addition to a new mom’s laundry room…mounted near the washer it is the perfect place to hang all of those cloth diapers during the winter months, and then a Hills outdoor line for the warmer months makes the job simple.  Let the sun and breeze do your drying, naturally.   There can be many stains that appear on baby’s clothes that can be challenging to remove; the sun is a wonderful bleaching agent and can get the job done on some of the toughest spots.

Earth Day is just around the corner, every small thing we do does make a difference.

 

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It’s still winter!

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Green, Green Living, Line-Drying, new parents, Uncategorized | Posted on 15-02-2014

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Winter this year in the Northeast has been challenging, and fun, depending on your point of view.  As parents, we have tried to adopt the perspective of our children a bit, and get out and enjoy the snow.  If we can’t enjoy it, it will overwhelm us, so we may as well look on the bright side.  Spring is out there somewhere, but until the time when the snow melts, the buds bloom, and the warm breeze returns, thought we could all use some suggestions on how to help beat the winter blues.  If at least one is helpful, it’s worth sharing!

Boost your Winter Mood!

Loving Winter

Where to put all those wet winter clothes?!

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, Clothesline Features, Drying Racks, Green, Green Living, Line-Drying, Uncategorized | Posted on 21-01-2014

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If you are dealing with coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarves all over the place during the winter, why not consolidate?  Keeping a Hills drying rack close to the door is a simple solution.

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Why have items strewn all over the house?  One rack, one place for all things wet.  Now, you may ask, why a Hills Rack?  Why not my $14 rack from some big box retailer?  If you think that that rack can handle all those wet, heavy items, please go for it!  We will be here waiting to provide you with the best Drying Rack your money can buy…reliable, sturdy, Hills.

Cyber Monday Hills Drying Rack Sale!!

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, College Student, Drying Racks, Green, Uncategorized | Posted on 27-11-2013

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Welcome to the new and improved Breeze Dryer blog where you will find everything from fun facts about laundry and line drying to helpful hints and beyond! Be sure to sign up and check in for interesting information and some fantastic discounts…

Know a college student or apartment dweller who:

  •  Is tired of walking to see if there’s a dryer available for their wet clothes?
  •  Would like to conveniently dry clothes in the comfort of his/her own room?
  •  Is concerned about saving energy and the environment?

With enough space to hang a load of wash, the strength to handle even the wettest clothes and bedding, and the ability to fold flat for easy storage…it’s not a bird or a plane but a Hills Drying Rack!

Make line drying easier and take advantage of our Cyber Monday deal: 25% off any Hills Drying Rack purchase with the Promo Code TURKEYPEG.

This offer will be valid for ONE DAY ONLY, – Cyber Monday 12/02/2013 at www.breezedryer.com. 

(This offer does not apply to our 2-pack sale items or Nimble Drying Rack).
 

Take advantage of our special offers while they last!

 

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“Wishlist” makes it easy to create just that on the www.breezedryer.com website. Register with us to create an account and you will be able to create your own Wishlist and email it to friends and family!

Don’t know which rack is right for you or for the person to whom you’re gifting? Look for our “Gift Certificate” category and let your loved one choose for himself/herself. All in time for the holidays, it is the perfect opportunity to give a green gift this holiday season!

At Thanksgiving and throughout the year we are always grateful for our Breeze Dryer customers. Thank you for your business, your love of line drying, and for sharing us with family and friends. Together we can make a difference!

From our family to yours, a very Happy Thanksgiving!

The Breeze Dryer Family

 

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Listen to your mother…

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Line-Drying, Uncategorized | Posted on 22-04-2013

My Mom has always line dried our family wash.  To this day, she does not own a mechanical dryer.  When the weather is good, wash goes out; when it’s not so good, the wash gets hung inside on drying racks.  To give a little perspective, growing up, our back yard was small, and I mean SMALL.  We had a clothesline that cut that yard straight through, right in half.  It was possible, as I got older and taller, to hit my head on it as we were playing.  It was good for one thing other than hanging wash on, and that was playing badminton (it substituted as our net).  My Mom got her Hills Rotary long before we were involved in offering them to others…  The following post is my Mom’s, her brief take on line drying through her life.  She tells it like it is, I am grateful for her perspective:

“Hanging clothes has always been one of my things.  I’ve never had a dryer and never really felt the desire to purchase one.  I’ve been hanging clothes for 54 years, ever since I began helping my Mom hang the family’s clothes, on a clothesline strung between two poles, in the backyard.

Needless to say, I’ve used a variety of clotheslines, over the years, from that rope line strung in the backyard, to a pulley line strung from our second floor apartment window (when we were first married), to a vinyl line strung from our home to another structure across our backyard (when we first moved into our home), to my current line, a very efficient Hills Rotary (which is situated in my backyard).

You just know when you have purchased the best product.  It gives you a very satisfying feeling, to say the least.  I am sure that years of research has brought this line to the point where it is today.  Lowering this line allows me to hang clothes comfortably.  Raising the line affords the clothes catching a good breeze.  The rotation feature exposes the clothes to all directions.  The sturdy construction ensures a long life.  The warranty gives reassurance of its quality.  The Rotary can be folded or removed from its yard socket, when more backyard space is needed (for that occasional party, etc.).

I’ve had my Hills Rotary for more than 15 years.  It looks and operates like the day I first used it.  Do I love this clothesline, or do I love this clothesline?!!!”

 

Hills® & Your Pool – Perfect Together!

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Line-Drying, pool, Uncategorized, Vacation Homes | Posted on 26-07-2011

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We are excited to offer a line drying solution to another area of your home – the pool!

Goodbye wet towels hanging on the chairs, fences, piled on the ground or draped over the picnic table . . . your pool area will look great and your towels will dry more effectively. Our Hills® Supa Fold 120 Folding Frame Clothesline (#FD45408) offers the perfect solution. When not in use the Supa Fold 120 folds down flat to the wall so it won’t get in the way when not in use. The width can be customized to accommodate whatever space limitation you have. Also works great for vacation homes at the lake or beach. Attach one in the garage or basement so wet towels won’t be left  hanging all over your house.

Don’t have a wall to attach a Supa Fold 120 folding frame ? No problem, our optional Supa Fold Adjustable Post Kit (#FD45420) mounts in the ground so you can install the Supa Fold120 in the location that best suits your needs. It is also adjustable to the height that is convenient to you. The optional Supa Fold Ground Mount Socket Pack (#FD45430)  allows the Supafold 120 to be removed from the ground and stored when not in use. That is what we love about our Hills® Clotheslines . . . they do not have to be permanently installed in your yard leaving you the flexibility to regain your yard space

Click here to See the Supa Fold 120 in action!

Contain the chaos of your time at your pool and save money as your towels dry perfectly in the sun with the Hills® Supa Fold 120!

Breeze Dryer at the 2010 Designer House

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Line-Drying, Uncategorized | Posted on 27-05-2010

Breeze Dryer has been fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the
2010 Designer House at Fieldstone Farm, 1515 Sugar Bottom Rd. in Furlong, PA.  This is a wonderful, annual event that is sponsored by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown and benefits Doylestown Hospital.   Numerous talented designers and landscapers tackle a particular space of a property in desperate need of TLC, and give it the royal treatment in their own unique style.  This year had a green theme and we were ecstatic that line-drying was given the opportunity to have a presence at this event!

Working with an overgrown, sloping piece of ground, our “Lines on the Hill” has undergone a complete transformation thanks to Jim Engler of Engler Landscape & Garden DesignRead the rest of this entry »