This summer we got a clothes line. I don't remember my mom having one but I am sure she did. And I am not sure when I started thinking about it but I found myself searching for clothes line ideas on Pinterest - thinking for a brief moment that we would construct our own. We found one online that seemed to match my needs. We had to dig a deep hole (not easy since we live on very rocky, clay soil) and add cement to hold the base. Once that was set, we dropped the main pole into the base and viola! All I needed were clothes pins which I picked up at the dollar store.
I began to look forward to laundry days. I would put a load in the machine and putter about in the kitchen or sewing room. When the first load was done, I would put in the second and take my basket out to the line. At first, I pinned the clothes up randomly. But then I learned to hang the heavier items toward the front with the lighter items toward the center. That way things dried at pretty much the same rate. While my clothes dried I could go for a run or do the grocery shopping. No need to worry about a dryer running while I was away from home. The final step would be a short tumble in the dryer to fluff out the wrinkles.
Now the rainy season has begun. I brought my clothes pins inside this week so they would not get water logged. And today we will take the main pole out of the base and store it for the winter. But I am contemplating looking for an indoor line that I can install in the extra bathroom. It will take a bit longer for the clothes to dry but I have found something so calming about hanging my clothes and giving them just a short tumble in the dryer. And I am not ready to give that up.