Loving the Hills Rotary


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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Love your Line


Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Green Living, Line-Drying | Posted on 29-01-2014

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What a fantastic article written a few years back regarding Hills and their Hoist…the line I love the most:

“And in 1994 the 5millionth hoist was sold and when you consider there are only 7.4million households in Australia, that’s a lot.”

Read it here:   Hills Hoist!

Australians are such exemplary conservationists…if only more would follow their examples…the benefits would be far reaching.


Balancing Act


Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 15-11-2011

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This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to mention nonetheless.  I’m sure most of our readers are aware of the fact that balance plays an important role in wash hanging.  If you string a single line across your yard, you wouldn’t necessarily hang the heaviest items in the middle, where the sag would overwhelm the line, although  the good old clothes “prop” poles do the trick.  The same “balancing act” goes for any clothesline that you may use.

There are unique features to the Hills Clotheslines that others just don’t offer.  We at Breeze Dryer are proud to claim them.  One good example is the spinning of the rotary in the breeze; it is not only lovely and calming to watch (can you tell how much I enjoy this?), but helps the clothes dry quicker.  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s in a name?


Posted by Gayle | Posted in Clothesline Features, Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 05-10-2011

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There have been a lot of changes showing up on our website, www.breezedryer.com, lately.  Things look a bit different when you click on the Rotary Clotheslines link on the left side of the page… there are so many new products with different names!  It is not as confusing as it may first appear.  Hills has been working, as always, to make things easier for the customer.  Now the rotaries have more intuitive names, like the Rotary 6, Rotary 7 and Rotary 8, each telling you how many lines per side that particular rotary has.  The Rotary 6 now replaces the Rotary 400 (with 6 lines/side), the Rotary 7 replaces the Rotary 450 and the Rotary 8 replaces the Rotary 500.

Rest assured that any parts you may need for your Hills clothesline will still be available to you, whether you have a 10 year old clothesline or a 3 year old clothesline.   You may not have noticed the pictures on the website of the rigors these products go through before they are sold.  The clotheslines are tested in numerous ways to ensure they stand up to Hills quality standards.

It keeps going and going...Weight (126lbs/57kg!) on the inner lines of a rotary during quality testing.

As always, if you have questions, we are here to help.  Call us (877-794-0379/215-794-0379) or e-mail us at info@breezedryer.com and we’ll be happy to assist with any questions you may have.

Enjoy this weather!  So perfect for line-drying…give your dryer a vacation and let mother nature’s warm breezes dry your clothes.

Life is hectic…but…


Posted by Gary Sutterlin | Posted in Green, Line-Drying | Posted on 18-03-2011

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Just came in from having the most beautiful warm breeze blow through my hair.  And I don’t mean standing in front of the bathroom mirror with my hairdryer.  I mean the kind that reminds you that winter doesn’t last forever and March may come in like a lion, but truly does go out like a lamb.  The kind of breeze that makes the amazingly warm (74deg) day here in Bucks County perfect for drying laundry, lots and lots of laundry.

I probably have written before about our love of our rotary.  It’s a big one, the Hills Rotary 500, with plenty of room for the wash of our family of 6.  I am on my fourth washload of the day, and was standing there watching the clothes blow and I started to think…think about how hectic things can be, just life in general.  I have so many things I should be doing right now, that will be waiting for me when I go in.  Though things are hectic, sometimes it is a wonderful thing to take a break for a minute or two.  As I stood there I thought about how simple it is to hang the wash, using only my own energy, and letting the sun and wind take over and do the job of drying the clothes.  No dryer to turn on and worry about shrinkage or what my electric bill might look like…or wonder when I’m going to get the clothes out of the dryer and actually fold them.  Just nature, and me, collaborating.

When I’m out there, I get the chance to stop and look at the clothes, my children’s, how small they are, and remember how much smaller they used to be.  There is going to come a time when the clothes will all be big and that will be sooner than I’d like to admit.  But for now I can stand and look at the little socks and undershirts, dress shirts and pants and just be grateful.  Grateful for all of it.

Is it possible to have an AHA! moment standing at your clothesline?  I guess for me it is.  It lets me slow down for a short while, take a breather and think about life, and goodness, and leaves me feeling grateful.  That’s why I love it.

An Ocean Breeze Hills Rotary

An Ocean Breeze Hills Rotary