Experience Necessary

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, Clothesline Features, College Student, Drying Racks, Festivals, gifts, Green, Green Living, holidays, Laundry, Line-Drying, Mother Earth News, Shows, Vacation Homes | Posted on 28-01-2015

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For us, there are so many reasons to love a Hills Clothesline product.  Whether it’s an outdoor model or an indoor drying rack, the possibilities and applications are there; if you need the best line-drying product your money can buy, there is something for you.  We pride ourselves on our customer service and the products we offer…but now WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are in need of feedback, from you, our customers!  There are many options for line-drying; your opinion of your Hills Clothesline or Drying Rack is so important for us to help others.  The internet has made it possible for all of us to learn from others’ experiences, and we are hoping that you will share yours by reviewing a product (or products) at www.breezedryer.com.  It’s simple and easy once you are familiar with a Hills product:

1.  Log in to or register for an account on www.breezedryer.com.

2.  Leave a product review for one item (or more than one item that you own).

3.  Automatically be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to the www.breezedryer.com website!  It is that easy.

4.  This chance to win expires on February 28, 2015.  The random winner will be announced March 1, 2015.  Thank you!!

Everyone can get involved!

Everyone can get involved!

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Join us at the Mother Earth News Fair!

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Festivals, Green Living, Mother Earth News, Shows, What's New | Posted on 11-09-2014

 

We are so happy to once again be at the Mother Earth New Fair this weekend in Seven Springs PA! We love making this a family event and our kids look forward to going every year. If you have been to this fair or any of the other Mother Earth News Fairs you know what we mean! This years workshops include:

  • Renewable energy
  • Small-scale agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Green building and more
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What we love most is getting out to meet people and talk clotheslines. We will have the following Hills products on display and for purchase:

  • Hills Slim Retracting 6
  • Hills Extenda 4 and 6
  • Hills Rotary 7 (Forest Glade)
  • Hills Everyday Villa Rotary  37 (Norfolk Pine)
  • Hills SupaFold Duo Folding Frame (Pebble Beach)
  • Hills Pegs
  • Hills Cordomatic

Our Show Special: Spend $175 at the show and receive a FREE  A-Frame Drying Rack ! ($51 value)

Stop by to say hello to us in Booth #105!

Crafty Gifts and Saving Energy

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, College Student, Festivals, gifts, Green, holidays, Line-Drying | Posted on 09-12-2013

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It’s that time of year when thoughts veer towards the gifts that can lovingly be given to family and friends.  Hills drying racks make great gifts for just about anybody.  But, if you want to give something handmade, and extra special but still relatively simple and easy, check out the Department of Energy’s blog about “Crafty Gifts for the Energy Conscious”, there are some terrific ideas!

Creative Ideas for Gift Giving

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You’ve tried the rest…

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Festivals, Green, Line-Drying, Shows | Posted on 22-03-2012

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This past weekend, we attended the WNEP Home & Backyard Expo 2012 at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  It was an extremely well run event and we had a fantastic time meeting people interested in line drying.  As a web-based retailer, one of the things that we really appreciate about shows is our ability to have people see and feel the difference in Hills Clotheslines and Drying Racks.  Sure, I’ve said this before, but there is honestly no comparison with the “comparable” products out there.  And by that I mean if you go into a big box retailer and try to look for a clothesline, you will find 3 facts to be true:

1. The selection is minimal, most often a cloth line that you would string from tree to tree and need to prop to keep your clothes from brushing the ground.

2. If there are options, they are unattractive options.  Nothing special.  You work hard to make your home attractive and your yard and garden lovely…you should have the option of choosing from products that are not only functional but modern and styled to fit in with your surroundings, not stick out like a sore thumb.

3.  Products that are very cheaply made, because anyone looking for a clothesline cannot be expecting very much.  These are not meant to last long (designed to last 2-3 years at most), then you will be back to spend your money on another very soon.

I am not trying to knock an individual’s method of line-drying; however you do it, whenever and wherever, it is a wonderful thing that you are doing for so many reasons.  But Hills products are built to last; you have tried the rest, now try the best.  (yes, I had to say it.)  Being at a show or expo lets us bring the products to those interested and show them that there are choices out there, and so many of them.  Colors, sizes, styles…Hills has thought of it all and their products are constantly and consistently refined, and they listen to their customers.  Where do you find that anymore?  That is why we are happy to bring such quality to Americans who want to take a bit better care of their clothes and their wallets.  The Return On Investment (ROI) of Hills clotheslines and drying racks used regularly is less than a year.

We will let you in ASAP on the next show that we will be attending.  And if you want to give line drying a try, or if you have been line-drying for years and want to upgrade to products that will last decades beyond their warranty and will save money and energy, come see us!  We love to discuss the virtues of line drying.

 

Breeze Dryer at the WNEP Home & Backyard Expo 2012

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Festivals, Green, Line-Drying, Shows | Posted on 16-03-2012

We are excited this weekend to visit some old friends, those at WNEP’s Home & Backyard.  They put on a fantastic expo every other year that allows some of the people who have been highlighted on their show to display their wares and give viewers an opportunity to see the products first-hand.   Gary was on with Jackie Lewandowski back in 2008, and we had an amazing response.  The viewers of Northeastern PA and beyond were fantastic and welcoming.  Thank you!

Now that it feels somewhat like Spring, come out for a fun weekend and explore the expo!  It runs this weekend, Friday March 16th through Sunday March 18th at the Wyoming Valley Mall.  Drop by our booth and see the difference in Hills Clotheslines and Drying Racks  …save money and energy and give line-drying a second look…these are not your grandma’s clotheslines.

 

 

Want to hear something REALLY SCARY??

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Festivals, Green, Line-Drying, Mother Earth News | Posted on 26-10-2011

With Halloween right around the corner, it seems like an appropriate time to mention scary things…as adults we’re scared of different things than the typical vampire or werewolf.  Visiting the Mother Earth News fair recently, I stopped by their bookstore.  This was not scary.  It was my first time at the show, though Gary had visited last year and raved about it.  I was equally impressed, and the bookstore was incredible.  Being the mother of four that I am I decided to check out some of the children’s books, and came upon a title called Catch the Wind Harness the Sun by Michael J. Caduto.  This was a book of cool science projects for kids, and I was looking through it as I turned to page 100…the activity was DRYING CLOTHES ON-LINE.  Amazing that kids have to think of this as a science project, but I was intrigued by the idea of getting children interested in this way, even if their parents don’t regularly line dry.  Not scary yet, right?  Sort of sad that something so simple is not more commonly practiced, but not really scary.

Now for the scary part.  Reading further into the “project”, Mr. Caduto gives children the numbers to assist in the calculation of how much energy a family could save by drying clothes on a line.  Encouraging children to think about what this all really means, Mr. Caduto states that “every year it takes 29 coal-fired power plants to power just the clothes dryers in the United States.”!!! (The exclamation points are mine.)  “An average coal plant in the United States emits more than 3.5 million tons (3.2 million metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.”  If those last few sentences don’t SCARE you, they should.  They haunted me, literally, since I ready them a month ago.

Clotheslines may be low-tech, they don’t need to be plugged in, but their use makes sense and it is an easy way to save money, energy, and obviously carbon emissions.  Hills makes either an outdoor line (Rotary Clothesline, Folding Frame, Extenda, Portable) or indoor line (Folding Frame, Extenda, Portable, Drying Racks) depending on where you live or what your home type is…apartment, condo, home with large or small backyard.  Do we really want to help power 29 power plants across the US??  To me, that is a scary thought.  I’ll do what I can to make a difference…for my children, for the planet, because this is something I can do easily.

Mother Called and Said to Meet Her in Seven Springs, PA!

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Festivals, Mother Earth News | Posted on 22-09-2011

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Got plans this weekend? MOTHER EARTH NEWS, the country’s largest and longest-running publication on sustainable lifestyles, is bringing its message of practical, self-sufficient living to life for people at every point on the green-living spectrum.

Located in Seven Springs, PA MOTHER EARTH NEWS  is having their 2nd Annual Fair  this weekend and Breeze Dryer is so happy to be exhibiting once again! Last year was a great success as we have been advertising in Mother Earth News and readers could see how great our Hills line of drying products are in person! This year we are  at booth #1608 so stop by and say hello to Gary and Gayle!

Mother Earth News will once again bring to the public two days of  150 workshops and hands-on demonstrations. The fair will feature experts on gardening, modern homesteading, real food, renewable energy, green building and remodeling . . an amazing amount of information with topics to please a variety of interests!

Fun for the whole family as they will also feature childrens projects, a seed swap, livestock craft and vendor demonstrations, an eco-friendly shopping pavilion, artisan food tastings, local and organic food offerings and live music!

WHEN: Saturday Sept 24 : 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 25: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA  15622.

Weekend Happenings! PA Energy Fest September 16-18 2011

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Festivals | Posted on 16-09-2011

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Looking for a great day out with the family this  weekend? Breeze Dryer will again be at the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Festival (Booth #135) in Kempton, PA. The Festival runs Sept 16, 17, and 18th and it looks like the weekend will have picture perfect Fall weather. We have been getting lots of phone calls asking if we are going to be there again this year and absolutely  – – we wouldn’t miss it!!!  We are selling our most popular Hills product:

Hills Rotary 7

Customer Favorite! Hills Rotary 7

Customer Favorite! Hills Rotary 7

Supa Fold Duo Folding Frame great both outside and indoors!

Supa Fold Duo Folding Frame is great both outside and indoors! Folds down flat against the wall and out of the way.

Extenda 6 lines conveniently retracts back into the stylish cabinet when not in use.

Extenda 6 has 6 lines that conveniently retracts back into the stylish cabinet when not in use.

The Portable 120 can be used anywhere and conveniently folds flat to hang on a closet door out of the way!

The Portable 120 can be used anywhere and conveniently folds flat and hangs on a closet door out of the way!

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The Expanding Indoor Clothesline is our most popular drying rack!

Our 3-Tier Mobile Airer conveniently wheels to make drying a breeze!

Our 3-Tier Mobile Airer conveniently wheels to make drying a breeze!

We have a great time talking with old friends and meeting new ones who love what we do and what we stand for . . .  Our Hills products give you”The Power to Save!

“Mothers” Having a Party and You’re Invited”

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Festivals, Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 22-09-2010

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We are very proud to be exhibiting at the FIRST Mother Earth News Fair at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA . Located an hour southeast of Pittsburgh the fair will have something for everyone and the weather looks great!

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Hang out with us this weekend at the PA Energy Fest!

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Posted by laurabuck | Posted in Festivals, Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 15-09-2010

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Looking for a great day out with the family this upcoming weekend? Breeze Dryer will be at the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Festival (Booth #135) in Kempton, PA. The Festival runs Sept 17, 18, and 19th and it looks like the weekend will have picture perfect Fall weather. We have been getting lots of phone calls asking if we are going to be there again this year and absolutely  – – we wouldn’t miss it!!! Come see our Hills Rotary, Folding Frames and Drying Racks and don’t forget our Hills Pegs .  We have a great time talking with new and old friends who love what we do and what we stand for . . .  Our Hills products give you”The Power to Save!

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