Portable Clotheslines & NDIS – The answer to clothes drying with a Disability
Do your clients have mobility issues that make laundry days difficult?
By suggesting the purchase of a Mrs Pegg’s portable clothesline through the NDIS you can reduce the impact of their disability when it comes to Laundry. While you may not be able to change their disability, you can reduce its impact on their daily life by embracing adaptive technologies such as a Mrs Pegg’s Handy Line
Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Lines are a tremendous help to people with disabilities because they have lower line levels than conventional clotheslines and being portable, they can be placed near the laundry door so wet washing doesn’t have to be carried far.
The Easy 8 Handy Line is our latest clothesline and has been specifically designed for people in wheel chairs or those with mobility issues. This gives our Occupational Therapist’s clients more independence, because so many more people are able to do their own clothes drying without assistance in their own home.
One of the best things about the range of Mrs Pegg’s Handy Lines is they are all registered under the NDIS scheme, so clients will be eligible to have a clothesline delivered free to their door.
There are a few points to consider when guiding your clients to buy a clothes line;
- Ease of installation,
- Capacity for holding clothes,
- Control of tension,
- Accessibility for user,
- Length of warranty,
A Mrs Pegg’s Handy Line ticks all the boxes and is this is why our clotheslines come highly recommended by Occupational Therapists throughout Australia.
A Mrs Pegg’s Handy Line;
- Arrives fully assembled,
- Lasts for years – Some customers are still using their clotheslines after 20 years,
- Has 16m of drying line,
- Can hold up to 2 full wash loads,
- Has a 2 year Warranty,
Because Mrs Pegg’s have many customers with mobility issues and some using wheel chairs we have outlined what we have learnt over the past 26 years to help your clients when it comes to washing and drying their laundry.
The largest investment needed to make a laundry room more usable is the purchase of a front-loading washer. A top-loading washing machine is a no no. A front end loader is a great investment for access and will give greater cleaning and energy efficiency on laundry day.
When looking at washing machines in store, approach each machine and evaluate how easy it will be to reach all of the control knobs and the soap dispenser. Not all front-loading washers are created equal.
When purchasing a front-end washing machine, be aware of the door hinge locations. It is best when the appliance on the left side has the hinge on the left side of the door. It is also best when the appliance on the right side has the hinge on the right side of the door. This will allow you more efficiency when transferring clothes from the washer to the wash basket to the portable clothesline.
Don’t purchase a combination washer and dryer to save space in a small laundry room. Because the dryer is on top of the washer, you will have difficulty reaching the dryer and the control knobs if you are seated and using a wheelchair for mobility.
Forget the electric dryer they are not energy efficient, ruin clothes and can be a fire hazard if the lint is not cleaned out on a weekly basis.
There are many laundry cleaning products that customers need access to on laundry day. Store them in low cabinets or on shelves that are within reach. It may be necessary to transfer some of the products out of their original large containers and put them in more manageable containers.
Use empty laundry baskets that are small enough to fit on the lap as they are wheeled from the laundry to your bedroom to put away the clean clothes.
The largest investment needed to make a laundry room more usable is the purchase of a front-loading washer.
Occupational Therapists and Carers in Australia choose a Mrs Pegg’s Handy Line for their clients.
A Mrs Pegg’s Easy 8 Handy Line is most suitable for people in wheelchairs because;
- Weighs just 2.5kilos,
- With 12m of drying space can hold over a full wash load,
- Arrives fully assembled,
- 2 year warranty,
- Powder coated aluminium with stainless steel fixings to avoid rust,
- Easy reach for people in wheelchairs and with mobility problems,
- Complies with many Balcony/Apartment clothes drying height restrictions
To order a Mrs. Pegg’s Handy Line for your clients…
Please Free Call 1800 111 811 or email [email protected] to speak with one of our friendly staff.