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!

 

Loving Winter

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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!

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.

 

Line-drying in the winter?

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Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features | Posted on 31-01-2011

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The weather here in the Northeast has been a bit unpredictable this winter, and what a winter it has been…we’re not even halfway through!  If  you live where the seasons change, you’re interested in line-drying and want to do it throughout the year, Hills makes a clothesline for you.

For us and our family, the rotary is our outdoor clothesline of choice.  We love to watch the clothes spin in the breeze, it’s so relaxing.  We can get so many loads hung and drying at once that it’s a big time-saver.  But that scenario is still months away, so the clothes have their place drying inside.  Indoors, we use a Portable 170 and drying racks spread around the house to lend much-needed moisture and dry not only laundry but all of those pants, gloves and hats that the kids get covered with snow.

Even if you are a die-hard dryer user, there are probably a few items that you just can’t or won’t put in the dryer…delicates or other special fabric…so where best to hang them?  The Expanding Indoor Clothesline and the 3-Tier Mobile Airer are two options that are quick to set up and take down.  These can be used anywhere in a home, an apartment, at a beach house, etc, where temporary space is needed to dry.

3-Tier full of towels

3-Tier fully loaded!

We have had customers ask “Is the 3-Tier strong enough to hold a sweatshirt?  It can’t be.”  For those familiar with drying products sold at big-box retailers, Hills quality is not something they are used to (more on the quality testing of Hills Clotheslines in future blog postings).  This past summer, we filled up the top rack of the 3-Tier with wet beach towels and suits.  Not a problem.

We use the EIC (Expanding Indoor Clothesline) to dry our heavy sweaters plus other clothes. With pegs or not, the possibilities are endless.

So, until the sun shines warmly again here in PA, we wish you happy line-drying inside, for now.