How to Make an Inside Clothes Line

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A clothesline is a practical choice when you want to save money on drying laundry and you want to save money on your energy bill. While many clotheslines are strung outdoors where the clothes can receive the full benefit of the sun and the wind, you can also string a clothesline indoors. An indoor clothesline is an excellent way to dry small articles of clothing.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Eyehooks
  • Drill (optional)
  • Carabiners
  • Clothesline
  • Clothespins
  • Choose the location for your indoor clothesline. You need two walls that are far enough apart that you can hang a decent amount of laundry. Ideally, the walls need to be outside a major area of traffic.

  • Measure up both walls from the floor a distance of about 5 feet, or however tall you want your clothesline to be, and mark the points with a pencil. This is where you will string your clothesline.

  • Insert an eye hook into each point. In most drywall, you can simply push the eyehook into the wall manually, but in tougher walls, you may need to use a drill to drill a small "pilot" hole.

  • Hook a carabiner into each eye hook.

  • Tie the clothesline to each clothesline, pulling it taut. When you do not need the clothesline, open the carabiner and unhook it.

  • Use clothespins to secure your clothes to the clothesline.

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