Handy Hints

Mrs Peggs Handy Lines are portable clotheslines that are easy to use indoors and out!

1.  Larger items such as sheets and towels should be placed on the inner lines and smaller items on the outer lines of the Indoor/outdoor clothes airer.

2.  Sheets should be folded in half (lengthwise from top to end of bed) on the indoor/outdoor clothes Line and may be hung on the indoor/outdoor drying Rack in three ways:-

(a)  Peg the doubled sheet along one line and bring the remainder forward and peg back along the  line in front as if doing a U-turn.

(b)  Place folded sheet over two lines.

(c)  Peg one end of the sheet to a line and loop the remainder forward and up to the line in front
(like a sling).

  • For (b) and (c) it is advisable to fold the sheets the other way as they will have more clearance from the ground.

3.  Towels will dry much quicker on our clothes airer if placed horizontally on the portable Indoor/outdoor clothes line. Bath sheets should be hung on the washing line in a similar way to bed sheets.

4.  Washing should be evenly balanced on both sides of the Indoor Clothes Drying Rack.

5.  When placing trousers on the collapsible clothes drying rack, peg the front to one line and the back to another that allows air to flow through the drying rack.

6.  Quilts and covers, doonas, woollen underlays and any other large items of washing may be tented over the top of the portable clothesline. It is suggested that a clean dry sheet be placed underneath so that any dust that maybe on the clothesline will not soil the fabric. Also, if four hand towels are folded into quarters and placed under the sheet on each corner of the portable clothesline it will alleviate the fabric taking on the shape of the end bars.

7.  When taking quilts etc. off the indoor/outdoor clothesline, fold the corners into the centre of the clothesline and lift off.

8.  Do not place the portable indoor/indoor clothesline out in the open on windy days unless it is anchored. Both models have a loop under the main bar where the strap supplied can be attached. The other end can be hooked to a tent peg, sandbag or other weight.  If using a tent peg on a grassed area, push it into the ground on an angle otherwise it will easily pull out.

9.  Pegs can be left on the laundry clothes rack so they are readily available. This is very helpful for people with mobility problems and arthritis sufferers.

10.  Coat hangers can be used for extra hanging space on your indoor clothes drying rack. Peg about 3 pairs of socks to the horizontal bar of the coat hanger and place on the end bars. If you find you are still running out of line space, you can hang another coat hanger in the middle of the one above and add more socks. The coat hangers will not move because the pegs on the top one will hold them in place. You may have up to five or so hangers (one under the other) holding socks or other small items of clothing. By using this method, it makes it easier to pair the socks while pegging or when taking them off the hanger.

11.  The indoor/outdoor clothes drying rack may be stored on two hooks behind a door or on a wall.

12.  The clothes lines may be re-tensioned making sure not to pull them too tight.

13.  Keep the portable clothesline clean by wiping with a damp cloth. Also spray under the main bar of the two models with surface spray. This will stop unwelcome guests taking up residence.

14.  Unlike conventional indoor clotheslines and indoor/outdoor drying racks, the Handy Lines are easier for children to reach. It’s never too late to teach kids how to save energy.