SOS – Save our Sweaters!

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, College Student, Drying Racks, Green Living, holidays, Laundry, Line-Drying, new parents, Saving Money | Posted on 01-12-2015

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This time of year is commonly referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”.  Not so for many of the clothing articles that we have to work into our daily wardrobe.  Colder weather means lots of sweaters and bundling up with soft, fuzzy items that haven’t seen the light of day for months.  Many of us have a favorite piece, either because it’s been given to us by someone special or it holds special meaning in other ways, and it’s important to take care of these “delicates”.  Whether these items are super expensive or more reasonably priced does not affect their personal value to the individual.

Using a mechanical dryer can do damage to our most treasured items, and even those not-so-treasured (those we may not care about as much)…the excessive heat can dry out elastic, break down fibers and shrink items that we would like to use for years to come.  Did you know that the lint that collects and needs to be removed from the dryer filter is composed of broken down fibers from your clothes?!  A simple way to combat this and preserve the life of your clothing is by using a drying rack to dry delicates and those special sweaters, be they cashmere or not.

The Hills Trident 3 Clothes Rack has 3 tiers to save floor space, combining height and lots of drying area with a small footprint.  These are perfect not only for apartments, but for anyone, anywhere who’d like to be gentle to those items that can’t go into the dryer (hint, hint:  in the laundry room, the bathroom, anywhere!).

Click here for a video about how best to wash a cashmere sweater at home.  Though a mesh drying rack is recommended in this video, a rack like this needs counter space to dry…a Hills drying rack can accommodate not only this sweater but other items as well, without eating up valuable counter space.  One level of the 3 Tier can be dedicated to a single sweater and the remaining levels used to dry other items. Drape your clothes over the “lines” or use pegs to hang and decrease drying time, whichever you prefer.  (It is preferable to dry sweaters flat to decrease on stretching the fabric.)  Our drying racks also have specially designed lines, thin enough to accommodate pegs to hang the wash, but durable enough to handle even the wettest pair of jeans.

Check out the Hills 3 Tier, currently on SALE!, and some of our other fantastic racks at www.breezedryer.com.

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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!

Fun things to do…

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Apartment Lving, College Student, gifts, Green, Green Living, Line-Drying, new parents | Posted on 27-02-2014

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Some things may seem like more work than they actually are, once you give them a try.  And if one is lucky enough, those projects or things we take on turn out to be more fun than we imagined, or maybe fun isn’t the right word…how about rewarding?

Line drying is no chore for us, we love, love, love to do it.  It is therapeutic for both of us and the kids even get in on the action.  It’s a relaxing way to get some fresh air and sun and take a minute to be mindful while stepping away from the grind of the day and hanging the wash…

Some may also want to look into making other changes beyond using the dryer less, and making one’s own laundry soap may be the next step.  I found this recipe for borax-free detergent that may fit the bill for those of you who want to give it a try.  A natural and simple thing to do; as much as we can avoid chemicals in our lives, we will.  Especially for our children.  Everything we do is for them…

Make your own laundry soap.

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Have fun with this recipe and here’s looking forward to Spring!  It’s out there somewhere…

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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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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