Due to the cold weather some of us are not able to use our clothes lines outside. So I figured I should make an indoor one. I may not be able to hang as much but, hey it will get the job done. I avoid drying my cloth diapers in the dryer, because I want them to last me for new baby on the way. So hang drying them is very important to me ( I do use the dryer for inserts). Before I made my indoor clothes line, I would use chairs, hangers to dry my cloth diapers but I'm going to show you a super quick way to make one inside.
Items you'll need:
- Rope - measure from one wall to another before hand so that you know how much rope you will need.(I bought my nylon rope at the dollar tree $1)
- 2 - hooks like the ones in the photo or you an also use the ones that have a full circle no openings.
- Scissors - to cut your rope
- Measuring tape - (not shown in photos)
Find a location inside your home that works best for you. (Laundry room, living room, kids room) or in my case my sewing/my son's room.
Find the right height you'll be wanting your clothes line, then with the measuring tape measure the other side of the wall so that you have an even line. Make a dot a each ends so that you know where you'll be putting your hooks.
After you have that done, grab your hooks and screw them on the wall. *Note (the house we rent does not have sturdy walls therefore, I only use my line for cloth diapers since they are not very heavy) So just make sure if using for heavier items you may want to screw or mount to a stud in your home for better support.
Once your hooks are in place you'll grab your rope. If using a full circled hook then you'll just make a few good knot, you will do this for both sides making sure your rope is nice and tight. If not tight the weight of the clothes will bring the rope down to sag. If using these hook (as shown in the photos) you will want to make a small circle bracelet make a knot, and you'll hang it like you would hang a purse.
Make sure the line is nice and tight.
Step back and check out your masterpiece. Super easy and cheap to buy I would say definitely less then 5 dollars.
I love my indoor clothes line I use it at every cloth diaper laundry day. It was been a great addition to my room not only is it handy but also makes my room look nice and fluffy.
How do you hang(air) dry your clothes or cloth diapers??
BIO: Pollyanna is the mama behind the blog Sew Fatty! She's an awesome cloth diaper advocate and her blog is a valuable resource.She's also a Navy wife and mama to two beautiful munchkins and expecting another bundle of joy in April. Polly loves to sew, clean, cloth diaper, watch movies and spend time with her family.
Ashley Seymour Date 11/12/2014
Good idea! We've just moved into a brand new house with a huge laundry room! I'm still trying to figure out the best configuration for hangdry during the winter and this has sparked an idea :-)